Department Of Geography

Curriculum Vitae

Name:  Dr. Ram Lal

Address:   Assistant Professor Department of Geography Himachal Pradesh University Summer Hill, Shimla – 05

Email: ramhpushimla[at]gamil[dot]com

Phone: (+91) 9418353680

 

EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATION

Degree

Year

Institution

Topic

Ph.D.

2014

Department of Geography, Himachal Pradesh University, Shimla

Levels of Infrastructural Development in Non-Tribal Areas of Himachal Pradesh- A Spatio-Temporal Study

M.A.

2008

Department of Geography, Himachal Pradesh University, Shimla

 

B.A.

2004

Govt. Post Graduate College, Bilaspur

 

 

Professional Qualification

  • Qualified UGC-NET Examination in Geography held in June 2008 and June 2009.
  • P.G Diploma in Disaster Management from Himachal Pradesh University, Shimla in 2009.
  • P.G Diploma in Yoga Studies from Himachal Pradesh University, Shimla in 2008.

Career Profile

  •  Assistant Professor, Department of Geography, Himachal Pradesh University, Summer Hill, Shimla (6th May, 2021onwards).
  • Assistant Professor (Ad-hoc) in Department of Geography, Shaheed Bhagat Singh College (M),  University of Delhi w.e.f. 4 January, 2016 to 5 May, 2021.
  •  Worked as a Guest Lecturer in Shaheed Bhagat Singh College (M), University of Delhi w.e.f. Jan, 2014 to Dec, 2015.

Areas of Interest / Specialization

  •  Regional Planning and Development
  •  Disaster Risk Reduction and Management
  •  Remote Sensing and GIS

Publications/ Conference Proceeding

  • Dr. B.R. Thakur, Sandeep Kumar and Dr. Ram Lal. Infrastructural Development in Non-Tribal Areas of Himachal Pradesh. Geographical Review of India (ISSN: 0375-6386), Vol. 77, No. , 2015.
  • Dr. B.R. Thakur and Dr. Ram Lal. Development Pattern of Physical Infrastructure in Non-Tribal Areas of Himachal Pradesh. Eastern Geographer (ISSN: 0973-7642), Vol. 20, No. 1, 2014.
  • Ram Lal and Dr. B.R. Thakur. Trends in Growth of Physical Infrastructure Facilities in Non-Tribal Region of Himachal Pradesh. NAM TODAY Special Issue on Development and Growth, ISSN 2347-3193, Regd. No. RNI/No-45896/87, Vol. XXXVI, No. 4, April 2014, 26–32.
  • Dr. Suneel Kumar, Dr. Ram Lal and Ms. Krishna Kumari. Socio-Economic Development and Environmetal Impact of Ambuja Cement Plant Darlaghat, Himachal Pradesh. Journal of Business Studies (ISSN Number: 0975-0150), Vol. VII, 2014-15, 87-95.
  • Dr. B.R. Thakur, Ram Lal & Seema Choudhary. Trends in Growth of Social Infrastructural Development in Non-Tribal Areas of Himachal Pradesh. The Geographer (A Bi-Annual Journal) Vol. 60, No. 1, January 2013, 98–113.

Book/Chapter in Book

  • Dr. Ram Lal and Dr. B.R. Thakur (2017) Spatial Variations of Transport Infrastructure and Urban Development, Himachal Pradesh, In: Poonam Sharma and Swati Rajput (eds) Sustainable Smart Cities in India; Challenges and Future Perspectives, Springer International Publishing (ISBN Number: 0978-3-319-47144-0), pp.603-618.

Conference Organization/ Presentation

  •  Presented a research paper entitled “Significance of Cultural and Pilgrimage Tourism in Bilaspur District” in National Conference on “Historical Geographies of Location and Cultural Evolution in India” organized by Department of Geography, Shaheed Bhagat Singh College, University of Delhi in collaboration with Association of Geographical Studies (AGS) on 13th - 14th April, 2019.
  •  Presented a research paper entitled “Land Use Land Cover Change of Dehradun: A Geographical Analysis” in International Conference on “Livable Cities: Transforming Sustainability and its Challenges” organized by Department of Geography, Shaheed Bhagat Singh College, University of Delhi on 5th - 7th February, 2018.
  • Presented a research paper entitled “Vulnerability of Cities: Construction leading to Urban Disaster in Delhi, India” in 9th International Geographical Union (IGU) Conference on the Focal Theme “Land Use Change, Climate Extremes and Disaster Risk Reduction” organized by Shaheed Bhagat Singh College, University of Delhi, New Delhi on March 18-20, 2016.
  • Presented a research paper entitled “Smart Cities and Urban Innovations in Himachal Pradesh” in one day National Conference on the Focal Theme “Smart Cities – Challenges and Vision Ahead” organized by Department of Geography, Shaheed Bhagat Singh College, University of Delhi on April 6, 2015.
  • Participated in the 35th Indian Geography Congress on “Sustainability, Environment and Society” organized by Department of Geography, University of Madras during 12th – 14th Dec, 2013 and presented the research paper on “Social infrastructure development in Non-tribal areas of Himachal Pradesh”.
  • Presented a research paper entitled “Development Pattern of Physical Infrastructure in Non-Tribal Areas of Himachal Pradesh” in 1st Inter-National Conference of Association of Punjab Geographers on the Focal Theme “Disaster Management, Sustainability and Socio-Economic Development” organized by Department of Geography, Kurukshetra University, Kurukshetra (Haryana) on 4th and 5th October 2013.
  • Participated in One day’s “National Seminar-cum-Colloquium on “Choice Based and Credit Based system for Assessment and Evaluation” organized by Internal Quality Assurance Cell and Department of Geography, Himachal Pradesh University, at Shimla on 28th November, 2012.
  • Presented a research paper entitled “Spatial Pattern of Sex Ratio in H.P., 2011: An Inter Tehsil Analysis” in 13th National Conference of Association of Punjab Geographers on the Focal Theme “Challenges and Concerns of Geography” organized by Department of Geography, Pt. CLS Govt. P.G. College, Karnal (Haryana) on 6th and 7th October 2012.
  •  Participated in one day Workshop on Upgrading Knowledge in the area of Human Rights of Children, Women and Vulnerable Groups of SC/ST organized by National Human Rights Commission, New Delhi, and University Institute of Legal (HPU) at Ava Lodge Campus, Shimla-171004 on 31st March 2012.
  • Participated in one day Bhuvan Workshop held at Himachal Pradesh University, Shimla on 30st March 2012.
  • Made a presentation on the topic “Natural Hazards: Its Impact and Challenges in Management” in 12th National Conference of Association of Punjab Geographers on the Theme “Mountain Environment and Natural Resource Management” organized by Department of Geography, Himachal Pradesh University, Shimla at HPU, Shimla on 8th and 9th October 2011.

Training Programme

  • Attended and successfully completed National Faculty Development Programme (NFDP) on “Data Handling and Advance Analytics” organized by Shaheed Bhagat Singh College, University of Delhi on 2 - 8 May, 2016.
  • Successfully completed a training programme of Indian Himalayan Climatic Adaptation Program (IHCAP) Training and Capacity Building Program on "Applied Glaciology (Glacier Inventories, Volumes and Hazards)" organized by Shaheed Bhagat Singh College during February 2-5, 2016.
  • Successfully completed a 10 day National workshop on Research Methodology in Social Sciences at Central University of Dharamshala sponsored by ICCSR, New Delhi from 12th – 21st November, 2013.

Association With Professional Bodies

  • Association of Geographical Study (AGS)

Research Projects Undertaken

  • Worked as Project Associate in Major Project entitled “Regional Imbalances in Level of Infrastructural Development in Non-Tribal Area of Himachal Pradesh–Problem and Prospects” sponsored by ICSSR, New Delhi in June 2011 to March 2013.
  • Worked as Field Investigator cum Research Assistant for the Project entitled “Base Line Survey of Project Affected Areas” and “Social Impact Assessment Study among Project Affected Families” of Sainj Hydro Electric Power Project in Kullu District in April 2010.

 

 

 

Place: Shimla                                                                                                                            

Date: 20-05-2021                                                                                                                    (Dr. Ram Lal)

Last Updated:23-06-2021