Department Of Geography

Curriculum Vitae

Name: Dr. Dev Dutt Sharma

Designation: Professor and Chairman Director UGC HRDC

Official Address: Chairman,Department of Geography Himachal Pradesh University,  Shimla (H.P.)-171005

Email: ddsharma100[at]rediffmail[dot]com

Specialization/ Areas of Interest: Disaster Management, Environment Development, Regional Disparities, Geospatial Technologies, Urban and Economic Geography.

OTHER ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENTS: 

  • Visitor’s (President of India) Nominee to the University Court of Delhi University (DU)
  • Visitor’s nominee in the selection committees of many Central University 
  • Received Global Scholar Award thrice from the Bath Spa University UK for visiting England and Scotland (UK) in 2014, 2015 and 2018
  • Remained President of the Association of Punjab Geographers for the period of two years 01-04-2015 to 31-03-2017
  • Vice President of National Association of Geographers India (NAGI) 2019-21 and also remained Vice President (2011-12) and Executive Member National Association of Geographers  India (NAGI) from Northern Region for many years till Dec 2013
  • Member Advisory Committee UGC Human Resource Development Centers (HRDC) GNDU Amritsar
  • Member Advisory Committee UGC Human Resource Development Centers (HRDC) Punjabi University Patiala.
  • Member Research Degree Committee in Geography, Rani Durgavati University Jabalpur, Madhya Pradesh.
  • Member Research Degree Committee in Geography, IIS University Jaipur, Rajasthan.
  • Member Post Graduate Studies and Research in Geography, Indira Gandhi University, Meerpur, Rewari (Haryana)
  • Member Post Graduate Studies and Research in Geography, BPS Mahila Vishwavidyalya Khanpur, Sonipat Haryana
  • Member Board of Studies and Research in Geography, Osmania University Hyderabad
  • Member BoS Department of Geography, Kurukshetra University Kurukshetra
  • Member BoS Department of Geography, Panjab University Chandigarh

TEACHING EXPERIENCE:  About 26 Years

OTHER WORKING / ADMINISTRATIVE EXPERIENCE:

  • Working as Director UGC Human resource Development Centre (HRDC) HPU Shimla since Dec 2018
  • Working as Professor of Geography Himachal Pradesh University Shimla since 15/01/2011
  • Remained Chairman Department of Geography, Himachal Pradesh University Shimla and also remained Chairman earlier for Six years w.e.f Dec. 2009-Feb 2012 and March 2014 to March 2018
  • Worked as Director Pre-Examination Coaching Center for SC/ST and Minorities, Himachal Pradesh University Shimla w.e.f. June 2011 to Jan 2013
  • Worked as Coordinator in Post Graduate Diploma in Disaster Management (PGDDM) Himachal Pradesh University Shimla w.e.f. July 2009.
  • Worked as Coordinator in Advance Diploma in Remote Sensing and GIS Himachal Pradesh University Shimla since 2009 to 2019.

PUBLICATIONS:

BOOKS - 2

  • Forests Economy and Environment, Kilaso Books, New Delhi, 2005.
  • Environment and Development Issues of Micro Hydel Projects Lap Lambert Academic Publishing, 2013 (Co-author)

BOOKS EDITED: 1

  • Managing Our Resources: Perspectives and Planning, Bharti Publications, New Delhi (ISBN: 978-93-81212-85-1), 2014

RESEARCH PAPERS PUBLISHED – 56

Some Recent Publications:

  • Making of Smart City Shimla: Peoples Perception and Future Commitments, Naina Sambher and D.D.Sharma Administrative Development (ISSN 2319-2976) December 2020
  • Road Traffic Fatalities and Accident Risk in Uttrakhand State of India: A Geographical Analysis. Santosh Kumari, D. D. Sharma and Virender Singh, Annals of the NAGI, 40(2), pp. 234-247, ISSN 0970-972X. (2020).
  • Regional Disparities in Infrastructural Development: A Case study of Baijnath Block of district Kangra, Himachal Pradesh, Seema Choudhary & D. D. Sharma, Annals of the NAGI, Volume 40(1). pp 60-76, ISSN 0970-972X. (2020)
  • Spatial Disparity in the levels of Human Development in Himachal Pradesh, Pankaj Ashish & D. D. Sharma, National Geographical Journal of India (ISSN 0027-9374), 65(3), pp. 228-234, (2019)
  • Severity of Road Accidents in Haryana (India): A Spatio-Temporal Analysis, Santosh Kumari and D. D. Sharma, Transactions IIG, 41(1), pp. 127-137, ISSN 0970-9851(2019)
  • Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) in the Kullu District, Himachal Pradesh: Developing Pathways to Enhanced Resilience in Mountain Regions, J.C .Kuniyal, Kesar Chand, P.Kumar, Esther Edwards, R.M.Johnson, S.Shashni, V.E. Gosavi, K.Kumar, R.Lata, S.S.Samant, D.D.Sharma, Current Science, 117(4) 557-559 August 2019
  • Trends and Patterns of Road Accidents in The North-Western States of India: A Comparative Study of Himachal Pradesh and Haryana D. D. Sharma and Santosh Kumari, Bhu Paricharcha, (ISSN 2456-364), 5(1), pp. 13-23(2018)
  • Road Accidents in a Himalayan State of India: A Spatio- Temporal Analysis of Fatality and Severity in Himachal Pradesh, D. D. Sharma and Santosh Kumari National Geographical Journal of India (ISSN 0027-9374), 63(1), pp. 94-106, (2017)
  • Quality of Housing in the Himalayan state of India: A Tehsil Level Analysis, D.D.Sharma, and Virender Singh, Indian Journal of Regional Science (ISSN: 0046-9017) Vol. XLIX, No. 2(2017)
  • Spatial Pattern of Landslide Vulnerability at Block Level in District Mandi of Himachal Pradesh: A GIS Based Approach, D.D.Sharma and Krishan Chand Journal of Climate Change and water Research, (ISSN: 2347-7741) Vol:2, Issue1 PP 13-29(2017)

RESEARCH PROJECT COMPLETED:      03

SUPERVISERY EXPERIENCE (THESIS/ DISSERTATION SUPERVISED)

     Ph.D. (Awarded) 13

     Ph.D. - 7 (Under Progress)

     M.Phil. Supervised      35

SEMINAR/ CONFERENCES/ WORKSHOP ATTENDED AND PAPER PRESENTED

   INTERNATIONAL  16

   NATIONAL    78

   Invited Lectures about 100

   Webinar - 25 plus

SEMINAR/ REFRESHER COURSES ORGANISED:

   Seminars/Conferences: 05

   Refresher Courses: 06

Key Memberships (Academic Bodies)

  • Life Member of Indian Science Congress
  • Life Member of National Association of Geographers India. (NAGI)
  • Founder Member (life) of Asian Environmental Council.
  • Life Member of Geographical Society of India.
  • Life Member of Institute of Indian Geographers.
  • Life Member of Institute for Regional Development Studies.
  • Life Member of Association of Punjab Geographers.
  • Life Member of Association of Goa Geographers.
  • Life Member of Association of Rajasthan Geographers.
  • Life Member of the Society on Landscape, Ecology and Ekistics
  • Life Member of National Geographical Society of India. 
  • Life Member of Indian Meteorological society

                                                                               

 

 

 

Last Updated:23-06-2021