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To be associated with a reputed academic institution that would throw challenges and opportunities to grow in an environment fostering my creativity, potential, achieving the institutional goals and enhance my teaching and research skills set in the process.
EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATION • Ph.D. (Political Geography), Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India, (1997- 2002)
Thesis title “Ecotourism and Sustainable Development of Island Economies: A Case Study of Maldives and Fiji”.
• M. Phil. (Political Geography), Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India, (1995-1997)
Dissertation title “Ecotourism and the Question of Development: A Theoretical Framework”
• M.A. / M.Sc. (Geography), Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi, India, (1993-1995)
Special papers: Population Geography and Remote Sensing
• B.A. Honours (Geography), Dyal Singh College, University of Delhi, Delhi, India, (1990-1993)
Special papers: Environment and Development Geography.
Supervisor: Dissertation (M.A) “Impact of Information Technology on the Tourism Industry” for fulfillment of Post Graduate Diploma in Tourism, College of Vocational Studies, Delhi University, India.
(August 2000 - December 2000)
Research Assistant: “Feasibility Report on Human Resource Development for Gujarat Tourism”
Nature of Work- Literature survey, Field work, Collection & Compilation of data.
PROJECTS COMPLETED & TRAININGS UNDERTAKEN • Carried out a fieldwork on “Community Based Ecotourism in Abaca Village” (Viti Levu), Fiji Islands (Oct- Nov 2001).
• Project: “Applications of Remote Sensing for Developing Ecotourism in Sagar Island, West Bengal” (2 Jan -30 Mar 2001).
• Project: “Rural Population Estimation and Sustainable Residential Development- A Case Study of Village Singhola, by means of Aerial Photographs”, 1995.
• Project: “Socio-economic Study of Dehradun-Mussoorie Region: A Case Study of Gucchupaani Village”, 1993.
• Project: “Study of Unapproved Residential Colonies in the Delhi Metropolitan Area: A Case Study of Mahavir Enclave”, 1993.
• Certificate/training: “Remote Sensing Applications to Marine Environment” conducted by Indian Institute of Remote Sensing (IIRS) at Dehradun, (2 Jan - 30 Mar 2001).
• Training: “Digital Image Processing” at the Regional Remote Sensing Center of Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO), Bangalore, (2- 6 Jan 1995).
Invited Talk: “A framework For Higher Education on Sustainable Development” at the Central University of Gujarat, Gujarat, India, (28 September 2011)
Lecture delivered:“Transport and Communication in India: An Overview” in the Orientation Program of State Council of Educational Research and Training (SCERT) to Post Graduate Teachers in Geography at the Center of Study for Regional Development, Jawaharlal Nehru University, (24- 25 Jun 2004).
Lecture delivered on “Ecotourism in India” to MBA Tourism students at Indian Institute of Future Trends and Management at Chandigarh, Punjab (August 2000).
Deora. S.S and Sangeeta, 2003. “Ecotourism in Uttaranchal: A Strategy for Development and Management” in the book titled- Central Himalaya Environment and Development (Potentials, Actions & Challenges) (Ed., Rawat. M.S.S) Printmedia, Media House, Srinagar (Garhwal). Pp 375-381.
Sangeeta, 2003. “Eco-tourism: An Alternate Strategy for Tourism Development” in the College Magazine “ANKUR” vol. 7-8; pp-23.
“Finding Safe Heaven For A Girl Child” at the Association of American Geographers (AAG), Washington DC, USA (15 April 2010)
“An Analysis of the Impact of Human and Environmental Factors on Sagar Island, West Bengal, India” at the Association of American Geographers (AAG), Las Vegas, USA (25 March 2009)
“Landslides: An Ecological Disaster” in the Workshop Organized by KiroriMal College, University of Delhi. Sponsored by Dept. of Science and Technology & University Grants Commission, (1- 2 Jun 2004).
“What Ails Geography”? XXV Conference Organized by National Association of Geographers of India (NAGI) at MMH College (CCS University), Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh, India (27 - 29 Dec 2003).
“Remote Sensing and Tourism Management” at the National Conference on “Management of Tourism in National Parks and Sanctuaries- The Human Experience”, held at India International Center, New Delhi, (26 -27 Mar 1997).
SEMINAR, WORKSHOP & TRAINING ORGANIZED & UNDERTAKEN
Co-coordinator: State level Conference on “Environmental Geo-Hazards (Earthquakes, Landslides, Floods etc) Management and Mitigation Strategy for Himachal Pradesh” at Palampur, District Kangra, Himachal Pradesh from 1 June to 2 June 2004.
Coordinator: Seminar on “Mega Cities Fringe Dynamism” Organized by Dept. of Geography at Aditi Mahavidyalaya, Bawana, University of Delhi, India, (30- 31 Jan 2004).
Coordinator: Essay Competition on “Remote Sensing Day” for School and College students, jointly organized by Dept. of Geography, KiroriMal College and Indian Society of Remote Sensing-Delhi Chapter, (12 Apr 2004).
Co-coordinator: “Developing Geo-Spatial Information System for Micro-level Planning in North India”, jointly organized by Dept. of Geography, KiroriMal College, University of Delhi and National Informatics Center, (24-25 Sept 2004).
Participated in the UGC-SAP National Seminar on “Resources and Regional Planning: Issues and Challenges”, organized by Dept. of Geography, University of Delhi, (4-5 Dec 2003).
Participated in Train-the-Trainer workshop on “Status of GIS in European Union and South Asia” jointly organized by University of Salzburg, Austria and Jawaharlal Nehru University at Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, (7- 9 Nov 2003).
Participated in a workshop on “Developing Strategies for Ecotourism in India” organized by Lal Bahadur Shashtri Academy of Administration, Mussoorie in collaboration with Wildlife Institute of India, Dehradun, (27-29 Jun 2001).
Participated in Train-the-Trainer workshop on “Coastal Zone Management” jointly organized by University of Salzburg, Austria and Goa University at National Institute of Oceanography, Goa, (29- 30 Oct 2004).
Proficiency in English and Hindi
SKILLS/ TECHNICAL SKILLS
Served as AP (Human Geography) reader (June 2-8, 2012) Cincinnati, Ohio.
Strong analytical and problem solving skills
Ability to work independently and in an unstructured environment as well as a team.
Good communication and presentation skills.
Worked as a Rapporteur in various seminars and conferences.
Hands-on- training on GIS Software ERDAS (8.3), Arc GIS and GPS
Working knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Power Point) and the Internet.
EXTRA-CURRICULAR ACHIEVEMENTS • Organizing Secretary of Youth Council for Creative Activities, 1993-1998
• Participated in Skiing and Rafting (grade-A) training camps, 1996- 1997.
• Medal and Certificate for Bravery in National Service Scheme, 1993.