Maynaguri College

Dr. Madhusudan Karmakar

Dept. of Geography
Designation: Assistant Professor
Contact Number: 9064268219
Email :
Residential address: Dr. Madhusudan Karmakar,23 Gosthapal Sarani, 16 No Ward Hakimpara (Near Kalibari),Po. Siliguri Dt. Darjeeling,Pin: 734001
Official address: Maynaguri College,Dept. of Geography,Po. Maynaguri,Pin:734001,Dist. Jalpaiguri,West Bengal

Educational qualifications:
  • M.P or equivalent WBBSE 1985 Kamakhya guri High School 60% Beng,Eng,Math,Phy.Sc,Life.Sc,Geo,Hist.
  • H.S or equivalent WBCHSE 1987 Jenkins High School (Cooch Behar)55.4% Beng,Eng,Pol. Sc, Phil,Geo
  • U.G Degree(Please mention Hons/Major) Geography (Hons),University of North Bengal 1990 Darjeeling Govt. College 54.4% Geography
  • P.G Degree University of North Bengal 1992 University of North Bengal 67.6% Geography
  • P.hD University of North Bengal 2004 Title of the thesis:Growth and Prospects of Tourism in North Bengal: A Study in Tourism and Recreation Geography
  • Any other degree or qualification M.Sc,(Sikkim Manipal University)2005 66.9% Ecology and Environment

Specialization: Regional Planning & Ecology and Environment/Contemporary social issues
Courses taught: Under Graduate (U.G)
Academic experience in years: 19 years
Administrative experience in years: Acted as a University Nominee or Teacher Representative of Governing body in AC B.Ed Training college,Jalpaiguri,Ananda Chandra Commerce college, Jalpaiguri and Maynaguri college for 19 years
Research Experience: UGC Minor research Project(No.F.PSW-73/06-07,ERO)Years: 2 years

Research, Publication and Academic Contributions
A. Published papers in Journals
Sl.No Title with page nosJournalISSN/ISBN No.Whether peer reviewed,impact factorNo. of Co. authorsWhether you are the main author
1Ecotourism and its impact on the Regional Economy-A study of North Bengal PP-251-270AnInternational Multidisciplinary Journal of Tourism Vol.6 No.1, Spring 2011Print ISSN:1790-8418 Online ISSN:1792-6521Refereed Bi-AnnualMain author
2Naturebased Tourism Development in Peripheral Areas,Its Present Status,Impact and Problems – A study of North Bengal(India).PP-45-55Journal of Hospitality And Tourism Vol.1,No.1,2011OnlineISSN:2249-5037Double Blind Peer Reviewed BiannualMain author
3Fluoride contamination in groundwater and related healt problems: A study of Geo-Environmental Issues in Rural India P-87-97Neo Geographia-An International Journal of Geography,GIS and Remote Sensing Vol.II.Issue I,2013PrintISSN:2319-5118Refereed Bi-AnnualMain author
4Nature Tourism Development and Impact Assessment in Peripheral Areas-A Study of North Bengal PP- 90-99South Asian Journal of Tourism and Heritage Vol. 4 No.1,2011Online ISSN:0974-5432Refereed Bi-
Main author
5Impact of River bank erosion on Human life:A Study of Sub-Himalayan North Bengal Region in India from geographical perspectiveInternational Journal of Multidisciplina ry Approach and Studies Voi 03,No.2,Mar-April 2016Online ISSN 2348-537XNon-
Main author
6Landslide Hazard in Darjeeling Himalayan Region and its Management: A Study of geographical PerspectiveInternational Journal of Arts,,Humanities and Management Studies Vol 02, No.04,April 2016Online ISSN.2395-0692Non-
Main author
7Medical Tourism in India: Its Present Trends,Status and Ethical Issues P-119-128Geo-Analyst Vol. 1, No.2,2011ISSN 2249-2909Non-
Main author
8Urban agglomeration in North Bengal: A Study of Population PerspectivePractising Geographer Vol.21,No.2,Winter 2017ISSN 0975-3850UGC Listed
Main author
9Nor’westers in North Bengal: A Regional Study of Vulnerability,Impact & Management PlanningIndian Journal of Spatial Science Spring Issue,2018ISSN:2249 3921Refereed,UGC Listed 7617Main author
10Natural Hazards and Community-based Management Planning: A Study of North BengalResearch Analysis and Evaluation Issue 102-103,March-AprilISSN:0975-3486UGC Listed 41022,RefereedMain author
11Angling Ecotourism and its Potentiality: A Study from Sub-Himalayan North BengalResearch Analysis and Evaluation Issue 117, Vol-VI,1st June, 2019ISSN:0975-3486UGC Listed 41022,RefereedMain author
12Rise of Sea Level and the Sinking Islands of Sundarban Region: A Study of Mousuni Islands in IndiaDr.Madhusudan Karmakar,Partha pratim Dey**,Madhusree RoyJournal of Global Resources20202395-3160Click to View
Articles/ Chapters published in Books
  1. Development of Tea industry in Darjeeling: A Study on itsarea,Production and Marketing P.331-345 Title: Economy of North Bengal,A District level Study Editor:D.C Roy Publisher:N.L.Publishers,Siliguri ISBN:978-81-86860-59-5- – Main author
  2. Natural Hazards and Community-based Management Approaches: A Study of North Bengal P.255-267 Title: Social Dimension of Hazard Management Editor:Moumita Moitra Maiti Publisher:acb Publications,Kolkata ISBN:81-87500-71-9- 1 Main author
II) Full papers in Conference Proceedings
Sl.No.Title with page nosDetails of Conference PublicationISSN/ISBN No.Whether you are
1Innovation and the changing Tourism Scenario – A Study of North Bengal P.78-105Title: Innovation in Tourism: Competitiveness and Sustainability Sponsored by Indian Institute of Tourism and Travel management(Ministry of Tourism) Editor:Bivraj Bhusan Parida &Sitikantha Mishra Publisher:Icfai Books,Hyderabad(2009)ISBN:978-81-314-1461-3Main author
2Child Trafficking,its Magnitude and Problems in West Bengal with special reference to Dooars Tea Garden Areas:A Study of Social Perspective P.53-66Title: Human Trafficking in South Asia Sponsored by ICSSR Editor:Vinod K. Bhardwaj & Sherap Bhutia Publisher:G.B Books Publishers & Distributors,New Delhi(2014)ISBN:978-81-927183-1-6Main author
3Women Empowerment and Kanyashree Prakalpa in West Bengal:A Regional Analysis P.899-909Title:Modern Trends in Social and Basic Sciences Editors: Sailen Debnath Bhaskar Bagchi Subhra mishra Publisher:Readers Service Kolkata(2015)ISBN:978-93-82623-51-9Main author
4Growth of Urbanisation in North Bengal: A Study of Population Perspective P.59-66Population, Urbanisation and Changing State of Environment Editors: Nuruzzaman Kasemi Tarun Das Published by NSPS On behalf of Teacher-in Charge,Birpara College,ISBN:978-93-84671-04-4Main author
5Disaster Management Planning at Village level: A Study of North Bengal P.160-168Title: Disaster: Perception and Mitigation Sponsored by UGC SAP-DRS I Editor: Subir Sarkar Publisher:Registrar,University of North Bengal(2011)ISBN:978-81921692-1-7Main author
6Poverty Challenges in Rural Areas:A Study of Dhupguri block with special reference to Barogharia Gram Panchayat in Jalpaiguri District, West Bengal P.34-41Title:Rural Development :Challeges and Opportunities Sponsored by NABARD Editor:Piyal Basu Roy Publisher:Geographical Society of North Bengal(2013)ISBN: 978-81-927059-0-3Main author
7Concept of Women Empowerment and its present status in India P.34-40Title:Women Empowerment in the New Millennium where India Stands Sponsored by UGC Editor: Susmita Pandit Publisher:Maynaguri(2013) CollegeISBN:978-81-924184-1-4Main author
III) Books published as single author or as editor
Sl.NoTitle with page nosType of Book & AuthorshipPublisher & ISSN/ISBN No.Whether you are the main author
1Title: Ecotourism,Its Regional Impact on the Economy and Management Planning Page no. 201Type:Reference &Paperback Authorship:Madhusudan Karmakar(2012)Publisher:Lambert Academic Publishing,Germany ISBN:978-3-659-24260-1Main author
2Title: A Geographical Outline of North Bengal Page nos. 217Type:Reference & Hardback Authorship:Madhusudan Karmakar(2011)Publisher:N.L Publishers, Siliguri ISBN:978-81-86860-57-1Main author
3Title:Adhunik Paribesh Bigyaner Ruprekha(Bengali version) P.280Type:Reference & Paperback Authorship:Madhusudan Karmakar(2015)Publisher:BookMart, Kolkata ISBN: 978-93-84230-23-4Main author
4Title: Growth of Eco-Tourism in North Bengal & Sikkim P.254Type:Reference & Hardback Authorship:Madhusudan KarmakarPublisher:N.L Publishers, Siliguri ISBN:978-81-86860-52-6Main author
5Title:Major Environmental Issues:Vulnerability & ImpactsType:Conference Proceedings Editor:Madhusudan Karmakar(2015)Publisher:Nepali Sahitya Prakashani Sanstha(NSPS)ISBN:978-93-Main author
6Title:The Covid 19 PANDEMIC A Review of the Social,Economic and Environmental Issues/ChallengesType: Seminar Proceedings Editor:Madhusudan Karmakar(2021)Publisher:BlueRose Publishers,New Delhi
7Title:Child Trafficking A Social Evil & ChallengesType: ICSSR International Conference Editor:Madhusudan Karmakar(2020)Publisher: Wizcraft Publications & Distribution

Completed Research Projects: Minor Research Project Growth and Prospects of Ecotourism in North Bengal University Grants Commission(UGC)No.F.PSW-73/06-07(ERO) 2006-07 Rs. 65000/

Title of of Seminar/Workshop/ WebinarNational/InternationalFunding AgencyDate (From – To)Link of Report
“The Nature and Trends of Internal and International Migration in West Bengal”NationalUGC11th and 12th JulyClick to View
“Major Environmental Issues: Vulnerability and Impacts”NationalUGC3rd and 4th September 2015Click to View
“Combating Child Trafficking:Vulnerability, Efforts and Challenges”InternationalICSSR27th to 29th January 2020Click to View
“Emerging Issues & Challenges in Social Science:A Retrospect during the Period of Covid19 Pandemic”NationalDepartment of Geography Maynaguri College27th September 2020Click to View
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