Dr. Vishal Chettry

Assistant Professor
Department/School/Unit Name
Department of Architecture, Planning and Design
Phone No(s): .
Email: vishal.apd@iitbhu.ac.in / vishalchettry33@gmail.com
Area of Interest: Urban Sprawl, Bioclimatic Architecture, Vernacular Architecture, Heritage Studies, Urban Heat Island, Healthy Community, Urban Sustainability, Application of RS and GIS in the urban and regional planning domain

 

Dr. Vishal Chettry is working as an Assistant Professor at the Department of Architecture, Planning and Design, Indian Institute of Technology (BHU) Varanasi (an institution of national importance, Govt. of India). He was awarded a Ph.D. from VNIT Nagpur (an institution of national importance, Govt. of India) under the guidance of Dr. Meenal M Surawar and had earlier worked as an Assistant Professor at Manipal School of Architecture & Planning (MSAP), MAHE (an institute of eminence declared by Govt. of India), Manipal, India and Poornima University, Jaipur. He was awarded a Master's Degree in Urban and Regional Planning from the School of Planning and Architecture (SPA) Bhopal (an institution of national importance, Govt. of India) and a Bachelor's Degree in Architecture from MIET Gondia, affiliated with Nagpur University (2009-2014). He won a certificate of appreciation for the best thesis project on the "City Center at Guwahati" from the IIA Nagpur chapter in 2014. He has also won a certificate of appreciation from Poornima University Jaipur for his performance during 2016-2017. He has published journal papers indexed in SCIE/ Scopus, presented research papers at renowned International and National conferences, and participated in various workshops.

Dr. Chettry has a strong research background, with interests in various areas of urban studies. His research interests include urban sprawl, vernacular architecture, heritage studies, healthy communities, urban sustainability, urban heat island, and the application of RS and GIS in the urban and regional planning domain. 

 

Candidates interested in pursuing a Ph.D. or internship may share a Statement of Purpose (SOP) and a detailed Curriculum Vitae (CV)/ Resume via email to vishal.apd@iitbhu.ac.in.

Course Name

Name of Institution

Year of Passing

Remarks
Ph.D. VNIT Nagpur, Maharashtra, India 2021 Ph.D. awarded
M. Plan (Urban & Regional Planning) SPA Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, India 2016 First Division
B.Architecture MIET Gondia (RTMNU, formerly Nagpur University), Maharashtra, India 2014 First Division
Sr. Sec. School (12th) K V No. 1 Itanagar, Arunachal Pradesh, India 2009 First Division
High School (10th) K V No. 1 Itanagar, Arunachal Pradesh, India 2007 First Division

 

Organization

Location

Duration

Post/ Responsibilities
Indian Institute of Technology (Banaras Hindu University) Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India 06.03.2023 - till date Assistant Professor; Convener of the "Computer and Reprographic Lab Committee"; Member of the "Event and Outreach Activities Committee" and "Department Faculty Council Committee"
Manipal School of Architecture and Planning (MSAP), Manipal Aacademy of Higher Education Manipal, Karnataka,  India 02.07.2021 - 04.03.2023 Assistant Professor; Co-coordinator for Grants & Research consultancy, Centre for Urban Studies, and MSAP Innovation cell
Poornima University Jaipur, Rajasthan, India 01.07.2016 - 10.05.2017 Assistant Professor

Please visit the below links for updated details:

Google Scholar: https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=HIDZ0gIAAAAJ&hl=en

ResearchGate: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Vishal-Chettry

Organization

Designation/ Membership

Council of Architecture Registered Architect
Institute of Town Planners Associate Member (Nagpur Regional Chapter)
Indian Society of Remote Sensing Life Member (Nagpur Chapter)
The Institution of Engineers (India) Member (VARANASI Local Centre)
The Geological Society of India Member

Master Degree Level (Thesis):

Name of Student

Year of Completion

Thesis Topic Name of Institute Role
Miss Spoorthi C 2022 Integrating Heritage Tourism and Urban Development: A Case Study of Chitradurga, India MSAP, MAHE, Manipal Guide

Bachelor Degree Level (Internship):

Name of Student

Duration

Internship Details Name of Institute Role
Mr. Adarsh Kumar June 2023 -July 2023 Urban Studies SPA Delhi Gu

Bachelor Degree Level (Thesis):

Name of Student

Year of Completion

Thesis Topic Name of Institute Role
Mr. Tushar Ongoing Convention Centre APD, IIT(BHU) Guide
Mr. Hemant Singh Ongoing Riverside Eco Resort in Assam APD, IIT(BHU) Guide
Miss Ankita Sen Deka Choudhury 2022 Assam Art and Craft Village, Guwahati MSAP, MAHE, Manipal Guide
Mr. Keshav Khandelwal 2022 5-Star Airport Hotel MSAP, MAHE, Manipal Guide
Miss Nidhisha 2022 Adaptive Reuse of Old DC Office Building, Mangaluru, India MSAP, MAHE, Manipal Guide

After joining IIT(BHU)

  • Invited as a peer reviewer for the SCIE/ Scopus indexed Journals, which include but are not limited to "GIScience  Remote Sensing"; "Archnet-IJAR: International Journal of Architectural Research"; "Geocarto International"; “Environment, Development and Sustainability”; “Journal of the Indian Society of Remote Sensing”; “GIScience Remote Sensing,”; “Geo-spatial Information Science”; “Journal of Taibah University for Science”; “Geocarto International”; Journal of King Saud University; and other Scopus indexed conferences.
  • Organized a 3-day National Training Program on "Water Urbanism for Resilient Development: Case Studies from Varanasi, India" from 4th-6th September 2023 in collaboration with NIDM New Delhi (Ministry of Home Affairs, Govt. of India).
  • Appointed as a Hostel warden of Dhanrajgiri-2, IIT Boy's Hostel, from 31.05.2023 to 31.05.2024.
  • Participated in the webinar on “Bhuvan Overview” conducted from May 2 - May 4, 2023.
  • Delivered an online guest lecture on the topic "Alternative Building Material" for the students of Amity School of Architecture and Planning, Amity University Chhattisgarh, Raipur (28.04.2023).
  • Member of the "Ph.D. Admission Committee" (ODD Semester 2023-24).
  • Faculty coordinator of the "3D Modelling Workshop" conducted in the Department of Architecture, Planning and Design, IIT(BHU).
  • Appointed as a "Counting Officer" for the Students' Parliament Elections 2023-24 at IIT(BHU).
  • Member of the "Event and Outreach Activities Committee" and "Department Faculty Council Committee) in the Department of Architecture, Planning and Design, IIT(BHU).
  • Convener of the "Computer and Reprographic Lab Committee" in the Department of Architecture, Planning & Design, IIT(BHU).

Prior joining IIT(BHU)

  • Organized the 2nd International Conference on Sustainable Resilient Built Environments 2022 as an Organizing secretary in collaboration with Deakin University Australia, IIUM Malaysia, AUT New Zealand, and Moratuwa University, Sri Lanka from 19.12.2022 to 21.12.2022.
  • Organized online 05-day National FDP in collaboration with CoA-TRC Bhopal on “Quantitative Methods for Qualitative Research in Built Environments” from 17.10.22 to 21.10.22.
  • Theme Editor (04- Heritage and Sustainability) for SRBE conference proceedings in the Scopus-indexed Springer Book series "Advances in 21st Century Human Settlements".
  • Appointed as an MAHE representative at Ph.D. thesis defense viva on 20th February 2023 at ATREE Campus, Bengaluru.
  • Invited as a Panel Member for the university presentations of Ph.D. Protocols on 09.01.2023; 15.11.2022.
  • Member of MSAP, MAHE Manipal Convocation Committee.
  • Subject Expert in Doctoral Advisory Committee Members for Ms. Deeksha (Reg. No. 213700101).Subject Expert in Doctoral Advisory Committee Members for Ms. Soumyashree B Tillihal (Reg. No. 213700102).
  • Appointed as Hostel warden for Block 16, MIT Hostels (September 2022 till March 2023).
  • Completed an online mandatory Epigeum course, “Supervising Doctoral Studies- Second Edition,” for all supervisors/co-supervisors of MAHE institutions on 30.10.2022.
  • Appointed as member of the Standing Committee for Hostel Disciplinary and Counseling, November 2022.
  • Invited as a speaker for the workshop on “Sustainable Built Forms and City Systems” organized by XIM Bhubaneswar.
  • Coordinated the data compilation for RC regarding NAAC 2021-2022  in Manipal School of Architecture and Planning (MSAP) Manipal.
  • Invited as a Panel Member for the university presentations of Ph.D. Protocols, 2022 by Center of Doctoral Studies, MAHE.
  • Member of Curricular Committee for MUDD Syllabus in MSAP Manipal.
  • Member of Syllabus Updation Committee for MUDD Syllabus 2022 in MSAP Manipal.
  • Invited as an examiner for Elective 2-Interior Design, Building Construction and Materials-VI, and Landscape Design by NITTE Institute of Architecture, Paneer Campus, Mangalore.
  • Appointed as an Advisory Member and Scientific Committee Member for the ICASET 2022 Conference organized by BBD University, Lucknow, India, in collaboration with IFERP.
  • Organized guest lecture titled “Insights into Temple Architecture of India” for IInd semester B.Arch students and IInd semester MUDD students in MSAP Manipal.
  • Invited as a guest speaker for the Five-day Faculty Development Program (FDP) on "Research Tools & Techniques in Architecture Planning" organized by Amity School of Architecture and Planning, Noida.
  • Nominated from MSAP to participate in a workshop organized by DoR, MAHE regarding good publication from faculties.
  • Invited as an external reviewer reviewed for a Ph.D. Candidate in Banasthali Vidyapeeth in 2022 (Synopsis).
  • Reviewed application for IAESTE Evaluation of offers 2022 in MSAP, Manipal.
  • Coordinated for data collection (RC-Research Grants) regarding IOE team visits in 2022 in MSAP Manipal.
  • Prepared process flow and application form for research grants in MSAP Manipal.
  • Coordinated data collection regarding India Today rankings 2021 (RC-Research Grants) in MSAP Manipal.
  • Team member for NAAC visit (RC) and faculty in charge of sustainability lab in MSAP Manipal.
  • Internal panel coordinator for MUDD Thesis during Internal and external reviews (Panel 3) in MSAP, Manipal.
  • Invited as an External Examiner by NITTE Institute of Architecture, Paneer Campus, Mangalore, India, for 7th-semester Housing subject in January 2022.
  • Member of malpractice disciplinary committee 2021-2022 in MSAP, Manipal.
  • Participated in Research Awareness Program-Module 3 conducted by the Directorate of Research, Manipal Academy of Higher Education.
  • Coordinated for data collection (RC-Research Grants) regarding NIRF 2021 in MSAP, Manipal.
  • Internal panel member and coordinator for dissertation during Internal and external reviews 2021-22 (Panel 1).
  • Invited for examination purposes regarding Ph.D. Entrance test in MSAP, Manipal, in 2022.
  • Coordinated for data collection in the TIMES Impact ranking team in MSAP, Manipal.
  • Organized a one-day program on “National Cyber Security Awareness Month - October 2021” in MSAP, Manipal.
  • Invited as a peer reviewer for the SCIE/ Scopus indexed Journals such as “Environment, Development and Sustainability”; “Journal of the Indian Society of Remote Sensing”; “GIScience Remote Sensing,”; “Geo-spatial Information Science”; “Journal of Taibah University for Science”; “Geocarto International”; Journal of King Saud University; and other Scopus indexed conferences.
  • Appointed as a Technical Program Committee Member for the 2022 International Conference on Building Physics and Safety Engineering (ICBPSE 2022), China.
  • Invited as an External Reviewer by Smt. Manoramabai Mundle College of Architecture - [SMMCA], Nagpur, India, for 9th-semester Internship Portfolio subject in January 2022.
  • Invited as an External Reviewer by PIADS Nagpur, India, for 3rd-semester Architectural Design subject in 2020.
  • Invited for the Guest Lecture on the topic “GIS for Urban Planning” by ITM Gwalior, India, in December 2020.
  • Successfully organized RSD 2019 as a co-convener at VNIT Nagpur, India.
  • Certificate of Excellence received from Poornima University Jaipur, India, 2018.
  • Cleared the GATE exam in Architecture & Planning in 2014 & 2018.
  • Successfully organized NASA Convention 2017 as an institute committee member in Poornima University Jaipur.
  • Appreciation certificate for presenting B. Architecture Thesis at IIA Nagpur Chapter.
  • Certificate of Merit for securing 1st position in 6th semester B. Architecture from MIET Gondia.

 

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