Dr. Harsimran Kaur

Assistant Professor
Department/School/Unit Name
Department of Architecture, Planning and Design IIT (BHU)
Phone No(s): +91 98773 16136
Email: harsimran.apd@iitbhu.ac.in
Area of Interest: Sustainability and Urban Resilience, Sustainable Development of Hill Settlements, Heritage Conservation, Accessibility, Spatial Analytics and Data Visualization

Educational Qualifications

  • PhD in Architecture (2020), from the Department of Architecture and Planning, Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee (IITR), Uttarakhand, India.
  • M. Arch. (2015), from the Department of Architecture and Planning, Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee (IITR), Uttarakhand, India.
  • B. Arch. (2011), from Lovely Institute of Technology (affiliated to Punjab Technical University, Kapurthala).

PhD Research Topic: Development of Urban Sustainability Assessment Tool for Hill Areas.

M.Arch Thesis Topic: Integrated Revitalization of the Walled Town of Diu.

B.Arch. Thesis Topic: Designing of Research Institute for Digital Design and Fabrication

Additional Qualifications

  • IGBC AP (Indian Green Building Council Accredited Professional) 
  • ECBC Consultant

Job Responsibilities Include: Teaching, Research, Educational Administration and Consultancy

Teaching Experience: 

  • Assistant Professor (October 2021 to present), Department of Architecture, Planning and Design, IIT (BHU), Varanasi.
  • Assistant Professor - Full Time On Contract (July 2020 to October 2021), Department of Architecture, Planning and Design, IIT (BHU), Varanasi.
  • Teaching Assistant (January 2016 to December 2019), Department of Architecture and Planning, IIT Roorkee.
  • Assistant Professor (July 2015 – Dec 2015): Lovely School of Architecture and Design, Lovely Professional University, Kapurthala, India.
  • Lecturer (August 2011 – May 2013): Lovely School of Architecture and Design, Lovely Professional University, Kapurthala, India.

Industrial Experience:

ECBC Consultant 

  • Supply of ECBC Compliance reports for Healthcare Government Projects with sustainability plans and strategies to achieve energy efficiency and cost savings.

Heritage Consultant (Historic Buildings I Historic Landscapes I Impact Assessment I Survey)

  • Observational Reports on Draft Heritage Bye Laws of UP zone for National Monument Authority (NMA), Ministry of Culture, GoI
  • Architectural Intern (May 2014 – July 2014): Indian National Trust for Art and Cultural Heritage (INTACH), Delhi, India. Project Brief of works done with INTACH, Delhi
  • Conservation and restoration of Heritage and restoration of heritage buildings and sites in Diu, union territory of Daman and Diu. Client; Government of Daman and Diu, and DNH.
    • This project included the conservation and restoration of Pani Bai School (reflective ceiling plans, condition mapping)
    • Integrated Heritage Development Plan of Diu (collation of drafted data to make a single drawing output, stitching of maps and surveys, interviews with the local people and higher authorities)
    • Listing of heritage structures (surveys, interviews were conducted and listing of heritage buildings of Diu was done to identify the various typologies of buildings in Diu)
  • Conservation and restoration of heritage buildings and sites in Jharkhand. Client: Department of Culture, Govt. of Jharkhand with funding by – 13th Finance Commission, Govt. of India.
    • Conservation of Shahid Budha Bhagal residence, Jharkhand (preparation of all drawings, road section details, condition assessment and proposal drawing for adaptive reuse of the residence)
    • Mahadani Temple, Bero, Jharkhand (preparation of plans, sections and elevations, condition assessment)
    • Pandra Temple, Nirsa, Jharkhand (Documentation)

Sustainability Consultant 

  • Development of Sustainability Action Plan for Indian Institute of Technology (BHU) Varanasi Campus.
  • Development of Urban Sustainability Assessment Tool for Hilly Areas.

Architecture and Urban Design Consultant 

  • Consultancy project (Aug 2015 – Sept 2016): Refurbishing Urbanscape of Phagwara City, Punjab, Additional Deputy Commissioner (ADC – Development) Phagwara, Punjab.
  • Consultancy project (Aug 2015 – Dec 2015): Rejuvenation of Jalandhar National Highway (NH-1) – LPU TO BMC Chowk, Additional Deputy Commissioner (ADC – Development) Jalandhar, Punjab.
    • Workshop Convener (June 2013 – July 2013): Teaching of 3D software (Rhino and Revit) at Sushant School of Architecture, Ansal University, Gurugram, India.
    • Consultancy project (Jan 2013 – May 2013): Beautification of Entrance Plaza of the Science City, Kapurthala, Punjab.
    • Architectural Intern (July 2009 – Dec 2009): Munish Verma and Associates, Delhi, India
    Courses Taught:
    • Interior Design (Department of Architecture, Planning and Design, IIT-BHU)
    • Sustainable Architecture (Department of Architecture, Planning and Design, IIT-BHU)
    • Building Construction II (Department of Architecture, Planning and Design, IIT-BHU)
    • Computer Applications in Architecture (Department of Architecture, Planning and Design, IIT-BHU)
    • Landscape Architecture and Site Development (Department of Architecture, Planning and Design, IIT-BHU)
    • Architectural Graphics II (Department of Architecture, Planning and Design, IIT-BHU)
    • Introduction to Architecture (Department of Architecture, Planning and Design, IIT-BHU)
    • Geomatics Techniques for Architects (Department of Architecture, Planning and Design, IIT-BHU)
    • Architectural Design Studio III (Department of Architecture, Planning and Design, IIT-BHU)
    • Principles of Architecture (Department of Architecture, Planning and Design, IIT-BHU)
    • Building Codes and Regulations (Department of Architecture, Planning and Design, IIT-BHU)
    • Introduction to Architecture (Department of Architecture and Planning, IIT Roorkee)
    • Building Construction (Department of Architecture and Planning, IIT Roorkee)
    • History of Architecture (School of Architecture and Design, Lovely Professional University, Punjab)
    • Dissertation (School of Architecture and Design, Lovely Professional University, Punjab)
    • Architectural Design (VII, IV, III, II) (School of Architecture and Design, Lovely Professional University, Punjab)
    • Computer Software’s in Architecture (III) (School of Architecture and Design, Lovely Professional University, Punjab)
    • Working Drawing (School of Architecture and Design, Lovely Professional University, Punjab)
    • Environmental Science and Management (School of Architecture and Design, Lovely Professional University, Punjab)
    • Building Services (School of Architecture and Design, Lovely Professional University, Punjab)
    • Computer Software’s in Architecture (II) (School of Architecture and Design, Lovely Professional University, Punjab)
    • Climatology (School of Architecture and Design, Lovely Professional University, Punjab)
    • Advance Architecture (School of Architecture and Design, Lovely Professional University, Punjab)

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                ORCID iD: 0000-0003-1038-4602

    Published in an International Journal
    • Prashar, N., Lakra, H.S., Shaw, R. and Kaur, H. (2023). Urban Flood Resilience: A Comprehensive Review of Assessment Methods, Tools, and Techniques to Manage Disaster. Progress in Disaster Science 20, December 2023, pp 1-17. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.pdisas.2023.100299. (SCI Indexed – Q1, IF: 7.68)
    • Bhandari, S. and  Kaur, H. (2023). Conservation Strategies for the Traditional Water Systems: a Case of Almora City, Uttarakhand. Journal of The Institution of Engineers (India): Series A. 104, September 2023, pp 807–817. https://doi.org/10.1007/s40030-023-00759-0. (Scopus Indexed – Q2, IF: 0.323)
    • Prashar, N., Lakra, H.S.,  Kaur, H. and Shaw, R. (2023). Urban Flood Resilience: Mapping Knowledge, Trends and Structure through Bibliometric Analysis. Journal of Environment, Development and Sustainability. March 2023. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10668-023-03094-3(SCI Indexed – Q1, IF: 3.219)
    • Kaur, H. and Garg, P. (2023). Urban Sustainability Assessment Tool for Hillside Planning, Design and Development. Journal of Urban Planning and Development. https://doi.org/10.1061/JUPDDM/UPENG-3590. (SCI Indexed – Q1, IF: 2.526)
    • Praharaj, S., Kaur, H. and Wentz, E. (2022). The Spatial Association of Demographic and Population Health Characteristics with COVID-19 Prevalence Across Districts in India. Geographical Analysishttps://doi.org/10.1111/gean.12336. (SCI Indexed – Q1, IF: 4.268)
    • Kaur, H. and Garg, P. (2021). Case-based assessment of planned hill town using existing urban sustainability assessment tools. Environment, Development and Sustainabilityhttps://doi.org/10.1007/s10668-021-01585-9. (SCI Indexed – Q1, IF: 4.080)
    • Kaur, H., Singh P., Bivina GR and Nawani A. (2021). Qualitative Evaluation of Pedestrian Facilities using the PLOS Model. IOP Conf. Series: Earth and Environmental Science 775, 012006. (Scopus Indexed: IS: 0.45)
    • Nawani, A. and Kaur, H. (2021). A Microclimatic Study of Urban Neighbourhood Parks. IOP Conf. Series: Earth and Environmental Science 775, 012006. (Scopus Indexed: IS: 0.45)
    • Kaur, H. and Garg, P. (2020). City Profile: New Tehri. Cities 102, 102718. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cities.2020.102718. (SCI Indexed – Q1, IF: 6.40)
    • Kaur, H. and Garg, P. (2019). Urban Sustainability Assessment Tools: A Review. Journal of Cleaner Production 210, February 2019, pp 146-158. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jclepro.2018.11.009. (SCI Indexed: Q1, IF: 11.072)
    Published/Presented in an International/National Conferences
    • Nawani, A., Nawani, A., and Kaur, H. (2024). Factors Modeling the Consumer Adoption of Electric Vehicles in Varanasi, India: an Extended UTAUT Model. In: International Conference "10th Transport Research Arena (TRA) Dublin 2024 on Transport Transitions: Advancing Sustainable and Inclusive Mobility." (April 15-18, 2024). (Scopus indexed)
    • Verma, R., Kaur, H. and Dwivedi, A. (2024). Urban Heat Islands in the Himalayas: Investigating Land Use Land Cover Effects in Shimla City, Himachal Pradesh. In: 37th International Conference PLEA 2024 on “(RE) THINKING RESILIENCE: Sustainable Architecture and Urban Design” Wroclaw, Poland (June 25-28, 2024). (A Grade Conference)
    • Panwar, M., Rathee, C., and Kaur, H. (2023). District-wise rainfall trend analysis by using the non-parametric approach: A case of the State of Haryana, India. In: International Conference on "Creative and Innovative Solution in Civil Engineering (CISCE 2023)" (August 11-12, 2023). (A Grade Conference)
    • Nawani, A., Nawani, A., and Kaur, H. (2023). Effect of Safety Perception on Mode Choice on First and Last Mile Connectivity: A study of Lucknow Metro. In: International Conference "16th World Conference on Transport Research Montreal 2023" (July 17-21, 2023). (A Grade Conference)
    • Bharti, S., Bhandari, S., Kaur, H. and S. Mahalakshmi (2023). A new paradigm in conservation and management of the historic and sacred integrity of Mahakuta Group of temples. In: 12th ACLA-Asian Cultural Landscape Association-International Globinar on Urban Cultural Landscapes and Holy-Heritage Cities in Asia and SDGs, China 2023 (June 16, 2023).
    • Praharaj, S. and Kaur, H. (2022). Towards a Socially Equitable Approach to Urban Resilience. In: 14th Ecocity World Summit 2022 (22-24 February 2022). 
    • Kaur, H. and Nawani, A. (2021). Ferrocement as Sustainable Building Material. In: 6th National Convention Ferrocement "Precast Ferrocement - Future of Construction industry" (14-18 November 2021), India organized by Ferrocement Society India.
    • Kaur, H., Singh P., Bivina GR and Nawani A. (2021). Qualitative Evaluation of Pedestrian Facilities using the PLOS Model. In: Global Sustainability Conference (GSC). (Scopus Indexed, Springer Publication)
    • Nawani, A. and Kaur, H. (2021). A Microclimatic Study of Urban Neighbourhood Parks. In: Global Sustainability Conference (GSC). (Scopus Indexed, Springer Publication)
    • Sehgal, V. and Kaur, H. (2020). Urban Heritage Conservation for Sustainable Development: A case of Kapurthala. In: International Congress Sustainable Development through Engineering Innovations (SDEI), Ludhiana (17-19th Sept, 2020). (Scopus Indexed, Springer Publication)
    • Garg, P. and Kaur, H. and (2019). Sustainability Issues in Context of Indian Hill Towns. In: International Conference 11th KES-SEB-2019 on “Sustainability in Energy and Building” Budapest, Hungary (July 4-5, 2019). (A Grade Conference - Scopus Indexed, Springer Publication)
    • Kaur, H. and Garg, P. (2019). Measuring Sustainability of Development in Planned Hill Towns: A Case of New Tehri Town. In: 7th International Conference on “Research Into Design (ICoRD)” organized by Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India (January 9-11, 2019). (Scopus Indexed, Springer Publication)
    • Kaur, H. and Garg, P. (2018). Developing a Sustainability Assessment Framework for Urban Developments in Hill Areas: A Case of New Tehri, Uttarakhand, India. In: 34th International Conference PLEA 2018 on “Smart and Healthy within the 2-degree Limit” organized by Chinese University of Hong Kong (December 10-12, 2018). (A Grade Conference)
    • Singh, D. and Kaur, H. (2018). Sustainable Water Management of Water Bodies in Urban Area – A case of Indore, India. In: International Conference on "Sustainable Technologies for Intelligent Water Management". Feb 2018.
    • Kaur, H. and Garg, P. (2017). A Review of Urban Sustainability Tools with focus on Hilly Regions. In: International Conference on Mountain Cities, Climate Change and Urban Sustainability organized by CRRID, Chandigarh and Asia Climate Change Education Centre (ACCEC), Jeju, South Korea (November 6-8, 2017).
    • Kaur, H., Ahuja, R. and Praharaj, S. (2015).Revitalization of the Historic Urban Quarters and upgrading Tourism Economy in the Walled City of Diu, India. In: National Conference on Rediscovering Cities (NCRC), Ambala, pp 24-30 (April 4, 2015). (ISBN: 978-93-81910-36-8)
    Published as Book Chapters
    • Sehgal, V. and Kaur, H. (2021). Urban Heritage Conservation for Sustainable Development: A case of Kapurthala. Lecture Notes in Civil Engineering (LNCE): Sustainable Development through Engineering Innovations (SDEI), Volume (113), ISSN 2366-2557, Pp 235-244
    • Kaur, H. and Garg, P. (2019), Measuring Sustainability of Development in Planned Hill Towns: A Case of New Tehri Town, ICoRD 19, Research into Design for a Connected World, Amaresh Chakrabarti (Ed.) Volume (1), Smart Innovation, Systems and Technologies, Springer India, 2019, ISSN 2190-3018, Pp 369-379
    • Garg, P. and Kaur, H. (2019),  Sustainability Issues in Context of Indian Hill Towns, SEB 19, Sustainability in Energy and Buildings, John Littlewood, Robert J. Howlett, Alfonso Capozzoli, Lakhmi C. Jain (Ed.) Volume (163), Smart Innovation, Systems and Technologies, Springer India, 2019, ISSN 2190-3018, Pp 629-639
    • 2023: Awarded 'International Travel Grant Support by SERB'  for the participation in "16th World Conference on Transport Research, Canada".
    • 2023: Shortlisted for IIA National Awards for Excellence in Architecture, 2021 under Research Papers Category, The Indian Institute of Architects (IIA).
    • 2022: Awarded 'Outstanding Contributions to Concrete Constructions as Emerging  Professional 2022' on Annual Endowment Awards 2022 by Indian Concrete Institute Varanasi Center in association of UltraTech.
    • 2022: Awarded consultancy work to review Heritage Building Bye Laws of Central Zone, National Monument Authority, Ministry of Culture, GoI.
    • 2022: Mentored the teams in the “IITB- AICTE Mapathon” (one team declared champion, four declared winner).
    • 2021: Declared Champion at a national level collaborative Indian Mapping Event “IITB-ISRO-AICTE MAPATHON”
    • 2021: Session Chair for the National Conference on “Cities 2050: Planning, Governance and Management Practices” MNIT Jaipur.
    • 2021: Session Chair for the TEQIP-III Sponsored International Conference “AtamNirbhar Bharat: Technological Transformation and Preparedness in the Post Covid World” DCRUST Murthal, Haryana.
    • 2020: Certified Indian Green Building Council Accredited Professional (IGBC-AP).
    • 2019: International Travel Grant from IIT Roorkee, for attending the SEB-2019 conference, Budapest, Hungary.
    • 2015-2020: Awarded Senior Research Fellowship by Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) for Ph.D. in Architecture at Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee (IITR), Uttarakhand, India.
    • 2014: Invited to attend International Vancouver Summer Program (July 2014 – August 2014) on ‘Sustainability by design: the design of the north American sustainable city and its implications for the world Perspectives on the development of the city of Vancouver’ at SALA (School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture), University of British Columbia, Canada during Masters in Architecture
    • 2013-15: Received the MHRD Educational Grant for Masters in Architecture at Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee (IITR), Uttarakhand, India.
    • 2011: Second prize in Asia for thesis at Young Architects Festival (YAF-2011), IIA, Chandigarh, Punjab Chapter during B. Arch Thesis Project
    • 2011: Top 10 thesis of the North Zone Thesis Awards (Award for Excellence In Architectural Thesis - 2011, COA, NIASA, Pune)   
    • 2010: Birla academic excellence
    • 2007: Received the Letter of Merit from PTU University, Punjab for academic excellence
    AT NATIONAL LEVEL
    • Expert, National Monument Authority, Ministry of Culture, GoI, for the Heritage Consultation  
    • Member, National Testing Agency (NTA), Ministry of Education under the Department of Higher Education, GoI
    • Member, Expert Evaluation Committee Member, National Educational Alliance for Technology Cell, AICTE
    AT INSTITUTE LEVEL
    • Member, Green Committee (July 2023 onwards)
    • SPOC, Smart India Hackathon 2023
    • Senate Member, (January 2023 onwards)
    • Proctor (January 2023 onwards)
    • Member Advisory Committee, Training & Placement Cell (September, 2022 onwards)
    • Member Anti-Ragging Squad (January 2023 onwards)
    • Member, Expert Team for Green and Sustainable Campus Initiative, November 2022 onwards
    • Warden, IIT New Girls Hostel (June, 2023 onwards)
    • Member, Annual Convocation Committee
    • Female Coordinator, Smart India Hackathon 2022
    • Member, Green Initiative
    • Warden, IIT Girls (Saluja) (June 01, 2021 till May 31, 2023)
    • Member, Anti Ragging Squad (October 2021 onwards)
    • Warden, S.C. Dey Girls (June 01, 2021 till May 31, 2023)
    • Warden, IIT Girls (Saluja) (June 01, 2021 till May 31, 2023)
    • Warden, Girls Hostel-I (December 06, 2021 till May 31, 2023)
    • Treasurer, Faculty Forum for the year 2021-22.
    AT DEPARTMENTAL LEVEL
    • Head of the Department, Department of Architecture, Planning and Design (January 2024 onwards)
    • Joint Head of the Department, Department of Architecture, Planning and Design (January 2023 Till 31 December 2023)
    • Member of DPGC, (August 2022 onwards)
    • Member of DUGC, (August 2022 onwards)
    • Convener, Department Faculty Council Committee (March 2023 onwards),
    • Convener, COA Matters Committee (March 2023 onwards)
    • Convener, Academic Task Committee for Design related subjects (March 2023 onwards)
    • Convener, Event and Outreach Activities (April 2022 onwards)
    • Convener, NASA and Study Tour (April 2022 till March 2023)
    • Convener, Budget Committee (March 2023 onwards)
    • Member, International Relation, Resource Generation and Infrastructure Development Committee (April 2022 onwards)
    • Member, Department Condemnation Committee (May 2022 onwards)
    • Member, Departmental Purchase Committee for the session 2022-23
    • Member, NASA and Study Tour (March 2023 onwards)
    • Representative, Training and Placement cell (December 2021 till date)
    • Representative, QIP/CEP committee (October 2021 till date)
    • Convener, Department Alumni Affairs Committee, (Sept 2021 to till date)
    • Architectural Design Course Coordinator, (July 2021 to till date)
    • Departmental Student Counselor, (Jan 2021 to till date)
    • Convenor for organizing seminar/conference/expert lecture, (Jan 2021 to till date)
    • Curriculum Development Committee (B. Arch) Member (July 2020 to till date)
    • Examination (July 2020 to till date)
    BEFORE JOINING IIT (BHU) VARANASI
    • Assist DRC Chairperson (Jan 2019 to Dec 2019), Dept of Architecture & Planning, IIT Roorkee, Uttarakhand
    • Alumni Member of Board of Studies (July 2015 to till date), Lovely School of Architecture and Design, LPU University, Punjab
    • Live Project Coordinator (July 2015 to Dec 2015), Lovely School of Architecture and Design, LPU University, Punjab
    • Professional Learning Committee Coordinator (TEQIP) (July 2015 to Dec 2015), Lovely School of Architecture and Design, LPU University, Punjab
    • Infrastructure Committee - Associate Member In-charge (July 2015 to Dec 2015),  Lovely School of Architecture and Design, LPU University, Punjab
    • International Student Coordinator (July 2015 to Dec 2015), Lovely School of Architecture and Design, LPU University, Punjab
    • Time Table Committee (Jan 2013 to May 2013), Lovely School of Architecture and Design, LPU University, Punjab
    • Design Software Workshop Coordinator (Aug 2011 to May 2013), Lovely School of Architecture and Design, LPU University, Punjab
    • Curriculum Development Committee (B. Arch) Member (Aug 2011 to May 2013), Lovely School of Architecture and Design, LPU University, Punjab
    Workshop, Expert Talk, Webinar Organized
    • 3D Mapping and Modeling using Drone and GIS Software, a one - week High-End Workshop (KARYASHALA) under the ABHYAAS Scheme – A SERB Initiative (fully funded) organised by the Department of Architecture, Planning and Design & Civil Engineering, IIT (BHU) Varanasi (5th to 11th December 2022). 
    • Sharing Perspectives for Climate Risk Preparedness Using Intangible Cultural Heritage as a Knowledge Resource, Department of Architecture, Planning and Design, IIT (BHU) Varanasi, NSC ICH and NSC CL, ICOMOS India (April 24. 2022)
    • Sustainable Hillside Development 2022, COA-TRC, Bhopal along with Department of Architecture, Planning and Design, IIT (BHU), Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh (February 14-18, 2022)
    • Craft-Design Innovation Framework: from practice to education by Ar. Jay Thakkar, Department of Architecture, Planning and Design, IIT (BHU), Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh (February 9, 2022)
    • Intangible Cultural Heritage for Sustainable Management of Historic Towns in South Asia: Theory to Practice, Department of Architecture, Planning and Design, IIT (BHU) Varanasi, NSC ICH, ICOMOS India (July 19-31 August 2021)
    • Architectural Design Process by Prof. Pushplata, Department of Architecture, Planning and Design, IIT (BHU) Varanasi (March 1, 2021)
    • Sustainable Architecture by Ar. Nilanjan Bhowal, Department of Architecture, Planning and Design, IIT (BHU) Varanasi and GNDEC Ludhiana (August 2, 2020)

    Talks / Session Chairs / External Juror
    • External Juror: Practical Training Course, Department of Architecture, SPA Vijayawada, December 11 and December 12, 2023.
    • External Juror: Practical Training Course, Department of Architecture, SPA Vijayawada, December 11 and December 12, 2023.
    • Juror: हिन्‍दी पखवाड़ा प्रतियोगिता, IIT (BHU) Varanasi, September 23, 2022.
    • External Juror: Architectural Design Course, Department of Architecture and Planning, MNIT Jaipur, August 5 and August 6, 2022.
    • Expert Speaker: Measuring Urban Sustainability of Hilly Areas, COA-TRC, Bhopal along with Department of Architecture, Planning and Design, IIT (BHU), Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh (February 18, 2022)
    • External Juror: Research Methods and Sustainable Development, IGDTUW, December 14 and December 16, 2021.
    • Invited Member: City Stakeholders Consultation on Disability Inclusion in Varanasi, jointly organised by Varanasi Smart City Limited (VSCL) and National Institute of Urban Affairs (NIUA) on 7th September 2021. 
    • Session Chair: National Conference on “Cities 2050: Planning, Governance and Management Practices” MNIT Jaipur. July 23-24, 2021
    • External Juror: Architectural Design Studio IV, ICFAI School of Architecture, Hyderabad, June 23-24, 2021.
    • Session Chair: TEQIP-III Sponsored International Conference “AtamNirbhar Bharat: Technological Transformation and Preparedness in the Post COVID World” DCRUST Murthal, Haryana. March 22-23, 2021
    • Expert Speaker: Engineering Aspect of Design: Computer Applications in Design, Online Six-month certificate course on 'Design Innovation' DIC BHU Varanasi. March 16, 2021.
    • Expert Speaker: Assessment Tools for Green Construction Practices, AICTE sponsored online Short-Term Course on ' Opportunities and Challenges in Sustainable Constriction Practices' IIT (BHU) Varanasi. February 01-06 2021.
    • External Juror: Urban Issues, Department of Architecture and Planning, IGDTUW, Delhi. December 10, 2020.
    • External Juror: Design Studio of M.Arch, Lovely School of Architecture and Design, LPU. Punjab, July 13, 2019.
    • External Juror: Architectural Design/Dissertation, Lovely School of Architecture and Design, LPU, Punjab, from January 2016 till date.
    Workshops / Short-Term Training Programs Attended
    • Making River Sensitive Master Plan organized by National Institute of Urban Affairs (NIUA) and the National Mission for Clean Ganga (NMCG) at Ramada by Wyndham Gurgaon Central, Gurugram (July 14-15, 2022)
    • Augmented and Virtual Reality under ‘Future Skills PRIME’ Programme, C-DAC Pune (March 7-17, 2022)
    • Applications of Remote Sensing and GIS, AICTE Training and Learning (ATAL) Academy with DCRUST Murthal (December 27-31, 2021)
    • Child friendly city in India: inception to execution, COA-Training and Research Centre, Bhopal (November 22-26, 2021)
    • Circular Economy, School of Planning and Architecture, Bhopal (November 22-24, 2021)
    • Energy Efficient Building Technologies for Hot & Cold Climate, CSIR-Central Building Research Institute, Roorkee Uttarakhand (November 17-18, 2021)
    • Sikh Architecture, SAAKAR Foundation, Chandigarh (September 21. 2021)
    • Learn and build a career in UI-UX DESIGN, KAARWAN (August 9, 2021)
    • Pedagogical Process in Architecture – An Orientation for Young Teaching Fraternity, AICTE Training and Learning (ATAL) Academy with School of Planning and Architecture Vijayawada (An institute of National Importance) (July 12-16, 2021)
    • Advances in Rapid Construction, CSIR-Central Building Research Institute, Roorkee Uttarakhand (May 27-28, 2021)
    • Advanced Course on Green Building Materials, CSIR-Central Building Research Institute, Roorkee Uttarakhand (April 26-28, 2021)
    • Archi-Tech Summit, Shaastra, IIT Madras (February 27, 2021)
    • Opportunities and Challenges in Sustainable Construction Practices, AICTE sponsored online QIP short term course organized by Department of Architecture, planning and design & department of civil engineering IIT (BHU), Varanasi (February 01-06, 2021)
    • Disaster Resilient Building Constructions, CSIR-Central Building Research Institute, Roorkee Uttarakhand (January 27-30, 2021)
    • Assessing urban sustainability, Department of architecture and planning, VNIT Nagpur (January11-15, 2021)
    • Planning pandemic resilience cities for India: The road Ahead, Centre for urban governance (CUG), Atal Bihari Vajpayee Institute of Good Governance and Policy Analysis (AIGGPA), Bhopal (January 8, 2021)
    • Socio-ecological Resilience in Hills, Department of Architecture, NIT Hamirpur (December 18-22, 2021)
    • Hill Area Environment, Climate Change, Sustainable Development and Landslide Risk Reduction & Resilience, National Institute of Disaster Management, Ministry of Home Affairs, Govt. of India in collaboration with Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati (October 20, 2020)
    • Risk Management of Biological and Cascading Hazards: In the Context of Pandemics, COEDMM Roorkee, RIKA India, IJL Keio university, ARISE India, GIDM (October 12-16, 2020)
    • Sustainable Development through Engineering Innovations, Guru Nanak Dev Engineering College, Ludhiana, Punjab with Indian Geotechnical Society: Ludhiana Chapter and Institution of Engineers (I): Ludhiana Center (September17-19, 2020)
    • Teaching Indian Architectural History, COA-Training and Research Centre (May 11-15, 2020)
    Membership of Professional Societies
    • Council of Architecture (COA)
    • Indian Green Building Council – Accredited Professional (IGBC-AP)
    • Indian Institute of Architects (IIA)
    • Indian Institute of Engineers (IEI)
    • Indian Concrete Institute (ICI)
    Reviewer
    • Environment, Development and Sustainability, Elsevier
    • Environment Impact Assessment Review, Elsevier
    • Architectural Engineering and Design Management, Taylor and Francis
    • Transport Reviews: A Transnational Transdisciplinary 
    • International Journal of Architecture, Arts and Applications
    • Journal of Regional and City Planning
    • Environmental Science and Pollution Research
    • Journal of Cultural Heritage
    Scientific/Advisory Committee Member
    • 1st International Conference on "Digital Technologies and Sustainability Accounting (ICDSA) 2024", Indonesia.
    • International Conference on "Climate Change, Cultural Heritage, and Sustainable Habitat" organized by the Department of Architecture and Planning at the National Institute of Technology Patna.
    • International Conference on "Rethinking Built Environment" (INCoRBE) 2024", organized by the Department of Planning and Architecture, Mizoram University,  Aizawl, Mizoram.
    • 3rd International Conference on "Challenges and Opportunities for a Resilient Future", School of Architecture & Design, DIT University, Dehradun, Uttarakhand  

       

    Sr. No.  Project Type Funding Agency Domain Role Duration
    1. Research ICSSR Impact of PM Awas Yojana in Varanasi District, India: An Approach through Post Occupancy Evaluation Co-Project Director August 2023 - March 2024
    2. Research IIT(BHU) Seed Grant 3D Modeling and Virtual Reality Principal Investigator September 2022 - August 2024
    3. Consultancy National Monument Authority Preparation of  Draft Heritage Bye Laws of Centrally Protected Monuments and Sites of  UP Zone Principal Investigator July 2023 - October 2023
    4. Consultancy National Monument Authority Observational Report on Draft Heritage Bye Laws of Centrally Protected Monuments and Sites of  UP Zone Principal Investigator September 2022 - June 2023
    5. Research SERB-DST 3D Mapping and Modeling using Drone and GIS Software Principal Investigator December 2022

    Doctoral Thesis Supervision

    Sr. No.  Name of the Student(s) Title of Thesis  Year of Completion or In Progress
    1. Shiv Dayal Singh Environment Assessment of Vernacular Architecture Design of Himachal Pradesh: A Case of Lahaul Region In progress
    2. Ranjeet Verma Change in Urban Land-use Pattern with reference to climate change In progress
    3. Apoorva Nawani Sustainable Transportation Model for Hilly Areas (Tentative) In progress
    4. Akhil Nawani Blue Green Infrastructure Development (Tentative) In progress

    Bachelor Thesis

    Sr. No.  Name of the Student(s) Title of Thesis  Year of Completion or In Progress
    1. Naman Pandey Agri-Eco Tourism Resort in Nainital In progress
    2. Nitisha Kothari Artist Residential Complex and Cultural Centre In progress
         

    Internship 

    Sr. No.  Name of the Student(s) Research Topic Duration
    1. Vandana Kumari Sustainable Campus Planning - Building Level Summer Term, 6 week
    2. Shubham Vishwakarma Sustainable Campus Planning - Campus Level Summer Term, 6 week
    3. Asif Hussain Mazumder Creation of 3DVR Model for the Upcoming Department of Architecture, Planning and Design at IIT (BHU) Summer Term, 6 week