Birla Institute of Technology, Mesra
Dr. Akriti Nigam
Assistant Professor, Computer Science and Engg
Ph.D. in IT (IIIT Allahabad, 2017), M.Tech. in IT (Human Computer Interaction) (IIIT Allahabad, 2011), B.Tech. in IT (UP Technical University, 2009)
Contact Address
Permanent Address K-44, Shyamali Colony, Doranda, Ranchi
Local Address K-44, Shyamali Colony, Doranda, Ranchi
Phone (Office) 07070161838
Phone Residence 07070161838
Email Id
Joined Institute on : 16-Apr-2015

  Work Experience
Teaching : 8 Years

Research : 12 Years

  Professional Background

Dr. Akriti Nigam obtained her B. Tech degree in Information Technology in 2009 after which she did her Post Graduation from Indian Institute of Information Technology, Allahabad (now Prayagraj) and received her M.Tech degree in Human-Computer Interaction, a specialization of Information Technology in the year 2011. She then completed her Doctoral Research in the field of Image processing and obtained PhD degree from Indian Institute of Information Technology, Allahabad in the year 2017.

Dr. Akriti Nigam joined as Assistant Professor in Computer Science & Engineering department of Birla Institute of Technology, Mesra, Ranchi in April 2015. She has been taking theory and lab courses on Image processing, Computer Graphics, Information Theory & Coding, MATLAB Programming, C Programming, Data Compression & Data Hiding, Cryptography etc. She has been continuously guiding graduate and postgraduate project students and has currently 2 doctoral research students under her supervision.

Her current research areas include Image Processing, Machine Learning, Applications of Image Processing in the fields of Additive manufacturing, Neuroimaging.

Apart from academic duties, Dr. Akriti Nigam has been constantly involved in various administrative responsibilities as well at BIT. She was a member of Board of Governors for the year 2018- 2019. She is currently a member of the Internal Quality Assurance Cell and member of NAAC Core Team.


Degree Awarded

  1. Rashmi Kumari (PHD/CS/10064/17)- on 3rd June. 2022 Thesis Title- "Early detection of Alzheimer’s disease using Machine Learning techniques".
  1. Deepika Patil (PHD/CS/10007/2018)- on 12th August 2022 Thesis Title- "An image processing and machine learning based approach to parametric optimization and defects detection in laser additive manufacturing”


  1. Nisheeth Saxena (PHD/CS/10005/20)- “Quantum machine learning
  1. Kanak Ohdar (PHD/CS/10011/21)-"Medical imaging



  Research Areas
  • Image Processing
  • Medical Imaging
  • Pattern Recognition
  • Image retrieval
  • Machine Learning
  • Audio & Speech Processing
  Award and Honours
  • Awarded National Internet Exchange Fellowship for 2014- 2015
  • Qualified GATE 2009 with 97 percentile.
  • Qualified GATE 2010 with 94 percentile.

Scopus Non-paid- 5
Others- 3

Journal Publications

  1. Nigam, A., Garg, A. and, Tripathi, R.C. (2011), "Content Based Trademark Retrieval by Integrating Shape with Color and Texture Information", International Journal of Computer Applications, Vol. 22, pp 40-45. 

  2. Nigam, A., Yadav, R., Tripathi, R.C. (2013), "Image Retrieval System for Composite Image Using Directional Chain Codes", International Journal of Advanced Science and Technology, Vol. 58, pp 51-64. 

  3. Nigam, A., Indoria, A., Tripathi, R.C. (2013), "Fuzzy Clustering of Image Trademark Database and Pre processing using Adaptive Filters and Karhunen Loeve Transform", International Journal of Image and Graphics, Vol. 13, Pages 15. [Non paid SCOPUS]

  4. Nigam, A. and Tripathi, R.C (2016), "Trademark Image Retrieval Using Weighted Combination of SIFT and HSV Correlogram", International Journal of Computer Applications in Technology Vol. 54, No. 1, pp 61-67. [Non paid SCOPUS]

  5. Nigam, A., Singh, P., Singh, V.K., Tripathi, R.C., (2018), “A Multiple Feature Based Offline Handwritten Signature Verification System”, International Journal of Computer Applications in Technology, Vol 59, Issue 3, pp 214- 223. doi: 10.1504/IJCAT.2019.098602 [Non paid SCOPUS]

  6. Nigam, A., Singh, V. K., (2021), "Efficient Retrieval of Trademark Images from Large Database", International Journal of Intellectual Property Management, Vol.11 No.2, pp.165 - 184 [Non paid SCOPUS]

  7. Gupta, A., Nigam, A., (2020), “Development of general mathematical model for calculation of solar radiation on moving surfaces”, Vigyan Garima Sindhu (CSTT, MHRD), Vol. 112, Jan 2020, pp. 78-86, ISSN: 2320-7736.

  8. Kumari, R., Nigam, A. & Pushkar, S. (2020) Machine learning technique for early detection of Alzheimer’s disease. Microsyst Technol. 26, pp 3935–3944 [SCOPUS, SCI, Q2 impact factor 1.73]

  9. Patil, D., Nigam, A., Mohapatra, S., (2020), "Automation of geometric feature computation through image processing approach for single-layer laser deposition process", International Journal of Computer Integrated Manufacturing, Vol 33, Issue 9, pp 895- 910, DOI 10.1080/0951192X.2020.1815843 [Scopus, SCIE, Q1 impact factor 3.2]

  10. Nigam, A., Gupta, A., Singh, Singh R. K., (2020), "Novel image analysis based method for residence time distribution analysis in steel making tundish", Transactions of the Indian Institute of Metals, Vol 74, Issue 2, pages 243- 254  DOI 10.1007/s12666-020-02142-0 [Scopus, SCIE, Q2 impact factor 1.2]

  11. Kumari, R., Nigam, A., Pushkar, S., (2021) “Multi- layered Convolutional neural network on multi modal images for classifying Alzheimer’s disease", Turkish Journal of Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation, Volume 32(3) Pages: 14506 – 14511 [Non paid ScopusESCI].

  12. Patil, D., Nigam, A., Mohapatra, S., (2021), "Image processing approach to automate feature measuring and process parameter optimizing of laser additive manufacturing process", Journal of Manufacturing Processes, Elsevier, Vol 69, pp 630-647. [Scopus, SCIE, Q1 impact factor 5.010]

  13.  Kumari, R., Nigam, A., Pushkar, S., (2022) "An Efficient Combination of Quadruple Biomarkers in Binary Classification using Ensemble Machine Learning Technique for early onset of Alzheimer Disease", Neural Computing & Applications, Springer, DOI  10.1007/s00521-022-07076-w [Scopus, SCIE, Q1 impact factor 5.6].

  14. Kumari, R., Das, Subhranil, Nigam, A., Pushkar, S., (2023) “Patch-Based Siamese 3D Convolutional Neural Network for Early Alzheimer's Disease using Multi-Modal Approach ”, DOI: 10.1080/03772063.2023.2205857, IETE Journal of Research [Scopus, SCIE, impact factor 1.87].

  15. Patil, D., Nigam, A., Mohapatra, S., Nikam., S., (2023) "A deep learning approach to classify and detect defects in the components manufactured by laser direct energy deposition process", Machines 2023, 11(9), 854; [Scopus, SCIE, impact factor 2.6].

Conference Publications

  1. Nigam, A., Garg, A. and, Tripathi, R.C. (2012), "A Survey on Approaches for developing Content Based Trademark Retrieval System", National Conference on Emerging Trends in Intelligent Computing & Communication, Galgotias College of Engineering & Technology. 

  2. Akriti Nigam, Ajay Indoria, R. C. Tripathi, (2013) “Fuzzy Clustering of Image Trademark Database and Pre processing using Adaptive Filters and Karhunen Loeve Transform”, Second International Conference On Intelligent Interactive Technologies And Multimedia, Springer,  pp297-305. 

  3. Nigam, A., Singh, P., Tripathi, R.C. (2013), "Robust Offline Signature Identification and Verification System using Directional Chain Codes", International Conference on Computing Sciences, Lovely Professional University, Jalandhar. 

  4. Nigam, A., Tripathi, R.C., (2016) “Novel system for retrieval of Composite Trademarks using Multi feature voting”, 15th International Conference on Information Technology, IIIT Bhubaneshwar, pp 254- 259. 

  5. Srivastava, S., Nigam, A., Kumari, R., (2017) “Towards efficient and Scalable big data analytics: Mapreduce vs. RDD’s” In IEEE Proceedings of 16th International Conference on Information Technology, IIIT Bhubaneshwar, DOI: 10.1109/ICIT.2017.54, pp 272- 275. 

  6. Aishwarya Jaiswal, Sneha Varma, Ayesha Mundu, Akriti Nigam, (2018), “Decoding Brain Signals Using DWT and MFCC” International Conference on Recent Innovations in Electrical, Electronics & Communication Engineering-(ICRIEECE-2018) during 27- 28 July 2018, Bhubaneswar, India, In Press.

  7. Indoria, A. K., Singhal, V., Nigam, A., (2020), Multi oriented Trademark image text detection using Deep Learning, In proceedings of The International Conference on Intelligent Control and Computation for Smart Energy and Mechatronics Systems, In Press.

  8. Patil, D., Nigam, A., Mohapatra, S., (2020), "Investigation to identify most appropriate edge detection technique on a layer of deposition process", International Conference on Nano-electronics, Circuits & Communication Systems (NCCS-2020)

  9. Kumari, R., Nigam, A., & Pushkar, S. (2021) “Classification of MRI images for detecting Alzheimer’s disease using Convolutional Neural Network”, Soft Computing, Optimization Theory and Applications (SCOTA 2021). pringer Proceedings in Mathematics & Statistics, vol 404. Springer, Singapore. .

  1. D. B. Patil, A. Nigam and S. Mohapatra, (2022) "An image processing approach to measure features and identify the defects in the laser additive manufactured components," 2021 4th International Conference on Recent Trends in Computer Science and Technology (ICRTCST), IEEE, pp. 62-66, doi:10.1109/ICRTCST54752.2022.9781953.

  2. Saxena, N., Nigam, A., (2022) “Performance evaluation of a variational Quantum Classifier” IEEE 9th Uttar Pradesh Section International Conference on Electrical, Electronics and Computer Engineering (UPCON). ISSN: 2687-7767,  ISBN:979-8-3503-3251-3,  DOI 10.1109/UPCON56432.2022.9986421

  3. Ohdar, K., Nigam, A., "A Robust Approach for Malaria Parasite Species Identification with CNN based Feature Extraction and Classification using SVM",14th IEEE International Conference on Computing, Communication & Networking Technologies, 6-8, July '23, IIT Delhi.

  4. Saxena, N., Nigam, A., (2023) "Utilizing Non Linear Functions Based Quantum Kernels to Categorize Small Datasets" IEEE 3rd International Conference on Sustainable Energy and Future Electric Transportation (SEFET), 09-12 August 2023. DOI: 10.1109/SeFeT57834.2023.10245485


  Member of Professional Bodies

Life Member of Computer Society of India (Membership No. 2010000713)

Life Member of Indian Science Congress (Membership No. L39073)

  Current Sponsored Projects

"Automated Parameterization of deposition geometry obtained using additive manufacturing", BIT SMS, 2 lakhs



  Member, Editorial Board

Member of Board of Governors, BIT, Mesra 2018-2019.

Member of Internal Quality Assurance Cell, BIT, Mesra, 2019-2020

Member of NAAC Core Team, BIT, Mesra since 2019