Faculty Profile

Dr. Kiran K Singh
Assistant Professor
Department of Geography
School of Environment and Earth Science
Central University of Punjab
Bathinda- 151001
Email Id: kiran.singh@cup.edu.in, kiran.singhgeo@gmail.com 
Education :
Degree/ Certificate University /Board Year Subject/ Specialization Rank/Distinction
Ph. D. Banaras Hindu University 2010 Land Degradation -
M.A. Banaras Hindu University 2002 Geography Ist (Gold Medal)
B.A. Banaras Hindu University 2000 Geography Ist rank
Experience :
Name of Institute Position Held Period
Department of Geography, Central University of Punjab, Bathinda Assistant Professor 2015-Current
Centre for South and Central Asian Studies, Central University of Punjab, Bathinda Assistant Professor April 2012-2015
Indian Military Academy, Dehradun, Uttarakhand Assistant Professor July 2011- March 2012
Citations of Research Publications :
My research publications have been cited 32 times with 
h-index of 3
i10-index of 01
(Source: Google Scholar September 30, 2020).
Total Impact Factor = 14
Current Research Areas :
  • Urban environment: To study various dimension of natural components in the cities like urban green and blue spaces.
  • Wetland and Land use dynamics with application of geospatial techniques.
  • Socio-ecological transformations in geographic space.
Professional Recognition/Awards/Scholarship :
  1. Received Certificate of Distinction for demonstrating commitment to sustainable development and for completing “Sustainable Cities” an Online Course Offered by The SDG Academy during April-July, 2018.
  2. Received Merit Certificate by Central University of Punjab in 2017 for contribution in Competitive Examination Cell.
  3. Department of Geography and Geology received Best Centre Award for contribution to VISAKA campaign of Ministry of Human Resource Development at the time of my tenure of Headship.
  4. Selected for Post-Doctoral Fellowship offered by Indian Council of Social Science Research (ICSSR), New Delhi (could not avail).
  5. Senior Research Fellowship (UGC-SRF) from 27.05.08 to 13.08.08.
  6. Junior Research Fellowship (UGC-JRF) from 26.05.06 to 25.05.08.
  7. Qualified for eligibility for Lectureship in the UGC-NET exams held on June 2004, June 2005 and December 2005.
  8. Gold Medal for standing First in M.A. /M.Sc. Geography, Dept. of Geography, BHU-2002.
  9. BHU Prize for standing First in Geography at the B.A. /B.Sc. (Hons.)  Part III Examinations-2000.
  10. Sri Ram Sundar Singh Memorial Prize for securing First Position in Geography among the candidates of M.M.V. at the B.A. /B.Sc. (Hons.) Examination 2000.
  11. BHU endowment scholarship for securing first position in B.A, /B.Sc. (Hons.)  2000.
  12. Recognition of academic excellence by Jawaharlal Nehru Memorial Funds, Teen Murti House, New Delhi in year 2004.
  13. Reviewer of Geo Journal, Springer Nature.
Publications :
  1. Thakur, L., Singh, K. K., Kushwaha, H. R., Sharma, S. K., Shankar, V., Negi, A....Jain, M. (2020). Leishmania donovani Infection with Atypical Cutaneous Manifestations, Himachal Pradesh, India, 2014–2018. Emerging Infectious Diseases, 26(8), 1864-1869. https://dx.doi.org/10.3201/eid2608.191761. (Impact factor: 7.4).
  2. Kumar, G., Singh, K.K. Mapping and Monitoring the Selected Wetlands of Punjab, India, Using Geospatial Techniques. J Indian Soc Remote Sens 48, 615–625 (2020). https://doi.org/10.1007/s12524-020-01104-9. (Impact factor: 0.997).
  3. Singh, K.K. (2018). Urban green space availability in Bathinda City, India. Environment Monitoring and Assessment, Springer Nature, 190: 671. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10661-018-7053-0 (Impact factor: 1.959).
  4. Thakur L, Singh K.K., Shanker V, Negi A, Jain A, Matlashewski G, et al. (2018) Atypical leishmaniasis: A global perspective with emphasis on the Indian subcontinent. PLoS Negl Trop Dis, 12(9): e0006659. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pntd.0006659  (Impact Factor: 4.487).
  5. Singh K.K. (2019). Probing the context of Green Spaces in Urban Planning Framework in India. Urban India (NIUA). Urban India. 39 (1). UGC CARE list journal. Indexed/ ISSN 0970–9045.
  6. Singh K.K. (2019). Towards Sustainable Development goals and Environment Stewardship through Geography Education. (Accepted for publication in Journal of Indian Education, NCERT, New Delhi). UGC CARE list journal.
  7. Kumar, G., Kaur A. and Singh, K. K. (2014). Transport and urban mobility: Perception of people on services of public transport in Bathinda city, Punjab, India. International Research Journal of Social Sciences. Vol. 3(12), 1-5. ISSN- 2319–3565
  8. Singh K.K. 2010. Land Degradation Studies in Retrospect: A Review, Journal of International Environmental Application & Science. Vol. 5 (4): pp 609-620.
  9. Singh K.K. and Raju, K.N.P., 2009. Choice of Remote Sensing Data (IRS-1C LISS III) for Geomorphic Mapping, Asian Journal of Geoinformatics (AJG) Vol. 9 (2) (June issue) pp 53-54.
  10. Singh K. K. and Londe, S.K., 2009. Monitoring Wasteland in Part of East Singhbhum District Using LISS III Data, Indian Journal of Geomorphology, Vol. 13&14, pp 99-105. 
  11. Singh, M. and Singh, K.K. (2017). The British Indian Empire: Military Geography and Emergence of New Military Landscapes in Punjab. International Research Journal of Indian Languages. Vol 5 (12) E ISSN 2320 – 0871.
  12. Singh K.K. and R Singh, 2013. Land Degradation in India: A Quest for Legal Remedy. International Journal of advanced and innovative Research (IJAIR), Volume 2 (2).
  13. Singh K.K. 2012. Re-designing geography through inter-linking of rivers: A feasibility study. International Journal of Science, Environment and Technology, Vol. 1 (4), pp 358 – 362.
  14. Singh K.K. 2008 “Assessment of Rural Tourism Potential in Hamirpur District: A Geographical Analysis” North Indian Geography Journal (UBBP), Vol.38,
  15. Singh K.K. 2007 “Environmental Protection: A way to achieve sustained economic development in Nepal”, Indian Journal of Nepalese Studies, Vol. XIII, pp 93- 103.
Research Grants :


  1. Indian Council of Social Science Research, New Delhi funded research project on “Assessment of Urban Environment Quality of Bathinda: A Socio-Geographical Perspective”. Grant of INR 4.0 Lakh.
  2. Research project on “Urban Mapping of Bathinda using Geospatial Techniques” funded as Research Seed Money by Central University of Punjab, Bathinda. Grant of INR 2.65 lakh.
Teaching :

Ph.D. Students
Ongoing: One

  1. Mohd. Hussain Naik

Completed: Three
Current Affiliation

  1. Amandeep Kaur       Assistant Professor, Baba Farid Institute, Bathinda
  2. Gaurav Kumar          Assistant Professor, Lovely Professional University, Jalandhar
  3. Maninderjit Singh      Punjab University, Chandigarh

M.Phil. Students
Batch 2014-15
Bilal Ahamad Lone, Amritpal Singh

Batch 2013-14
Gopale Amarnath, Noushadali K, Amandeep Singh and Kuldip Singh

Batch 2012-13
Gaurav Kumar, Amandeep Kaur, Mohd Hussain Naik

Batch 2011-11
Mairu, Swati Raikhy

M.A./M.Sc. Students
Batch 2018-2020
Pritha Ghosh, Jyoti Choubey. Pooja Rani, Sunil Kumar, Rigzin Namgail, Gulzar Ahmed,Uttam Kumar Parida (M.A.),  Ritika Multania, Tonmay Sarkar (M.Sc.)

Batch 2017-2019
Saumya Sibani Padhi, Jugal Kishore Sambyal, Shehnaz Parveen

Batch 2016-2018
Ravindra Singh, Navjotpreet Kaur, Arshdeep Kaur, Mandeep Kaur, Rahul Mazumder, Mukhtar Ahmed

Batch 2015-2017
Abhimanyu Jamwal, Surjit Kumar, Mohd. Hussain

Book Chapters :
  • Kumar, G. Kaur, A. and Singh, K.K. (2019). Book chapter on ‘Sustainable Development Goals and Wetland Sustainability: A Case of Harike Wetland in Punjab’. Daya Publishing House, ISBN 978-93-88982-04-7.
  • Kumar, G. Kaur, A. and Singh, K.K. (2019). Prospective and challenges of Green Tourism around Harike Wetland. In Recent Trends in Tourism: Issues and Challenges. New Delhi Publisher, ISBN 978-93-88879-21-7.
  • Singh, K.K. (2010). ‘Assessment of Land Degradation: A Qualitative Approach” VDM Verlag Publishing House Ltd, Germany. ISBN-13: 978-3639305753.
Conference Presentations :
  • Presented paper on ‘Green and Open Public Spaces in Cities and the Current Predicament: Why These Spaces Matter?’ IGU-India International E-Conference on implications of Covid-19 on Local & Regional Sustainable Development: A Glocal Perspective, 27-28 June, 2020. Organised by Department of Geography, Osmania University.
  • Presented paper on ‘On the way to a conception of locally available natural resources for development’. IGU-India International E-Conference on implications of Covid-19 on Local & Regional Sustainable Development: A Glocal Perspective, 27-28 June, 2020. Organised by Department of Geography, Osmania University.
  • Presented paper on “The evolving Geopolitics of Covid-19: Assessing the environmental impact on India and the World” in Online International conference organised by UGC HRDC, Osmania University, Hyderabad and HISS during 11-12 September, 2020 on Geopolitics in Post Covid Era: emerging Dimensions and Dynamics
  • Presented paper on ‘Contextualising Health in Urban Environment: A review of environmental health status in Bengaluru (Bangalore) city, India’ in an International workshop as oral presenter organised by Universiti Selengor, Malaysia and CSEAS, Kyoto University, Japan on April 3, 2019..
  • Presented paper in international seminar on ‘Geospatial Technology in Assessment of Urban Environmental Quality: A study of Bathinda City; in “Xth IGU International Conference”, 2017, organized by Osmania University, Hyderabad.
  • Presented paper in international seminar on ‘Diminishing the space through transport integration: a study of South Asia; in “Global Politics and Governance in 21st Century: Emerging Trends and Global Concerns” held on 22-23rd  of March, 2014 organized by Department of Political Science, Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar Central University, Lucknow.
  • Presented a paper on ‘Geography of Natural Disaster and Poverty in South Asia’ in International Seminar on Poverty and Deprivation in South Asia held on 09 March, 2015 – 11 March, 2015, Organized by Centre for the Study of Nepal & Department of Economics, Faculty of Social Science, Banaras Hindu University (BHU), Varanasi.
  • Presented a paper in the International Seminar, entitled, "Global Environmental Politics" held on December 8-9, 2012 organized by the UGC-SAP, Department of Political Science, and University of Allahabad.
  • Presented paper on “Environmental Protection: A way to Achieve Sustained Economic Development in Nepal” in an International seminar on” A Challenge for Democracy and Development in Nepal” held on Dec 17-18th, 2006 in BHU, Varanasi.
  • Delivered a talk as resource person on ‘Application of GIS in Socio-environmental Research’ Central University of Punjab, Bathinda under Teaching Learning Centre (TLC) on October 17, 2019.
  • Presented paper on ‘Concept of Green Infrastructure in Smart City Domain: A Review of Selected Global Success Stories and Research Status in India’ in a National Seminar organized by Department of Geography Shaheed Bhagat Singh College, University of Delhi on September 03, 2019.
  • Presented paper on “Sustainable Development Goals and Wetland sustainability: A study of Harike Wetland and its significance for the locals” in ICSSR Sponsored national conference on sustainable management practices: trends, issues & challenges held during 1-2 Nov 2018 organized by Department of Economic Studies, Central University of Punjab, Bathinda.
  • Presented a paper entitled “Prospective and challenges of Green Tourism around Harike Wetland” in National Conference on Growth strategies of Tourism in India from November 29-30, 2017 organized by Department of Economic Studies, Central University of Punjab, Bathinda.
  • Delivered a lecture on “Gender Geographies and Post-modernism” on 13.03.2018 in Baba Farid College, Bathinda.
  • Delivered a lecture on ‘Remote Sensing and GIS application in Geomorphological Studies: Theoretical and Practical Approach’ in a workshop on Techniques of Geological, Geomorphological mapping and sampling process for Geoscience research, organized by CGG, CUPB on 14.02.2017.
  • Presented a paper on ‘Geography Education for Sustainable Development’ in ICSSR sponsored National Conference on ‘Education for Sustainable Development’ held on 4th and 5th February, 2016, Organized by Centre for Education , Central University of Punjab, Bathinda.
  • Delivered a guest lectures on “Environmental Degradation in India and Environmental sustainability” in the class of Certificate Course in Human Rights and Duties (batch: Feb-May, 2015) in Central University of Punjab, Bathinda under UGC Scheme of Human Rights Education on May 2nd, 2015.
  • Delivered lectures as a resource person on Types of Research Design: Experimental; Control Group & Experimental Group; Ex-Post Facto Research Design. Concepts in Research: Variables, Attributes on 25-03-2015 in ICSSR New Delhi sponsored Research Methodology workshop organized by P.G Department of Sociology, Guru Nanak College for Girls, Sri Muktsr Sahib (Pb).
  • Presented a paper in the National Seminar on, Emerging Environmental Issues: Legislative & Judicial Approach on 22nd and 23rd October, 2013 conducted by Department of Law, Punjabi University Regional Centre, Bathinda.