Birla Institute of Technology, Mesra
Dr. Manjari Chakraborty
Professor, Architecture and Planning
Ph.D in Architecture, M.Tech (Comp. Sc.), PGDip (Eco & Envir), B.Arch. (Calcutta Univ)
Contact Address
Permanent Address Flat : A-2 South Point Apartment South Office Para. Doranda, Ranchi -834002
Local Address Dept of Architecture BIT Mesra, Ranchi Jharkhand - 835215
Phone (Office) 0651-2275444, extn. 4625
Phone Residence 9431175057, 7004775101
Email Id
Joined Institute on : 12-Feb-1990

  Work Experience
Teaching : 29 Years

Research : 22 Years

Individual: 34 Years

  Professional Background

Administrative Positions held   :

  • Head of the Dept of Architecture, BIT Mesra, Ranchi  (Aug 2009- March 2015)
  • Associate Dean , Students’ Welfare (2001-2003)
  • Project-in-Charge, Design Development Acitivities of the University (Nov.2017- till date)
  • Dean, Infrastructure & Planning (Since January 1st, 2021)
  • Head, Dept of Architecture & Planning (Since Nov 2021)


Academic Development :            

  •  Founder Member of Dept of Architecture, BIT Mesra, Ranchi
  •  Founder Member of Dept of Architecture, BIT Patna 
  • Architecture Content Developer for MHRD, India
  • Convened many Seminars, Conferences, Courses

Design Consultancy:

  1. Large no of multifarious Buildings for the University, BIT as Institute Architect
  2. Principal Coordinator for external design consultancy (1990-March 2015)
  3. Project-in-Charge : Coordinating all Design Development activities of the University since Nov 2017
  Research Areas

Ph.D. on : Restructuring Undergraduate Education of Architecture in India : Realities and Reforms

Area of research interest :                            

  • Architecture Education
  • Sustainability and Green Architecture
  •  Ecology and Environment
  •  Building Technology

Supervised 7(Seven ) PhD Scholars in the following areas:

1. Symbiotic Housing, 2. Environmental Sustainability (Thermal performance of Rural Hut), 3. Social Sustainability, 4. Water resource management, 5. Economic Sustainability, 6. Wind and Building Design, 7. Architectural Style in Post Independent India


  Award and Honours
  1. National Scholarship in Secondary Education
  2. Recipient of Career  Award for Young Teachers by AICTE during 2000-2003

PUBLICATION in International Journals as on July 2022 

  1. Md. Danish, Chakraborty M.( 2021), “A Methodology for the OptimumSelection of World Heritage Sites: Destination Competitiveness Approach”; Journal of Xi’an University of Architecture & Planning; Vol – XIII, Issue XI;; Page no : 299-329; November 2021; ISSN : 1006-7930 (Scopus-indexed).
  2. Dash M. and Chakraborty,M., Outdoor Ventilation and Ground Coverage: Exploring a Climate Centric Approach to Building Byelaws for Multi Storied Apartment in Bhubaneswar; Journal of Sustainable Architecture and Civil Engineering; Vol 2 , No 27; pp : 78-95; Print ISSN 2029-9990, Online ISSN 2335-2000; Nov 2020. (Scopus Indexed).
  3. Gupta J., Chakraborty M., Sharon Mathew, Alankar Jharia (Oct 2020), Mud as a construction material in Rural Dwellings: Study of Thermal Performance in Composite Climate, International Journal of Advanced Science and Technology, Vol.29, No 3, ISSN No : 0776-3808; pp 1710-1734.(Scopus-indexed)
  4. Gupta J., Chakraborty M., Hema Sree Rallapalli and Nivedhitha.R (August 2020), Climate-Responsive Architecture in Rural Vernacular Dwellings: A Study in Composite Climate in Ranchi, Jharkhand, India., AEGAEUM Journal, Vol.8, Issue 7, ISSN No: 0776-3808; pp. 1710-1734. (Scopus-indexed – Paid journal)
  5. Md. Danish, Chakraborty M.( 2019), Measuring the Tourist Service Satisfaction: Factor Analysis based Study at Red Fort Complex; International Journal of Recent Technology and Engineering (IJRTE); Vol – 7;Issue-6; Page no : 1592-1598; March 2019; ISSN : 2277-3878 (Scopus-indexed)
  6. Misra S., Chakraborty M., Mandal N.R.(2018) , Critical Regionalism in the Post-Colonial Architecture of the Indian Subcontinent; Journal of Architecture and Urbanism; Vol 42, Issue 2: ISSN 2029-7955/eISSN 2029-7947(Scopus-indexed).
  7. Chandra G., Chakraborty M., Sinha A.K.(2018), WSIOC : The Water Sustainability Index for Office Complexes; Asian Journal of Water, Environment and Pollution - volume 15 number 2; May 2018 (Scopus-indexed); pp: 223-238.
  8. Dash,M. and Chakraborty,M., Influence of climate on building codes: Comparative analysis of indian cities, Environmental Progress and Sustainable Energy: ISSN 1944-7450;Feb 2018. (Scopus Indexed).
  9. Gupta,J. and Chakraborty,M., Paul A.,Korrapatti V(Sept 2017).; A comparative study of thermal performances of three mud dwelling units with courtyards in composite climate.; Journal of Architecture and Urbanism; Routledge : Taylor and Francis Group; ISSN: 2029-7955 (Print) 2029-7947 (Online); Volume 41(3); (Scopus Indexed) pp. 184-198.
  10. Panda,S., Chakraborty,M. and Mishra, S. K, Evaluation of India's Urban Social Sustainable Development using a composite Index, International Journal of Architectural Research - Archnet-I JAR- regular section. International Journal of Architectural Research – Archnet-I JAR- regular section: ISSN : 1938-7806;Peer reviewed, Volume11,Issue 1 ,March 2017. (Scopus Indexed).
  11. Panda,S.,  Chakraborty,M. and Mishra, S. K.(2016), Developing an Integrated Framework for measuring the progress of Urban Sustainability in India, SPACE- The SPA Journal of Planning and Architecture; ISSN : 0970-0706; Peer reviewed Vol. 19 No. 3-4,July-December 2016 ; (Scopus Indexed) pp. 27-39.
  12. Chandra, G., Chakraborty, M., Sinha A.K.(2016), Framework for Assessing Efficient water consumption attributes and their relative importance in Office Complexes; Asian Journal of water, environment and pollution - volume 14 number 3; July 2017 (Scopus-indexed); pp: 65-74.
  13. Nandan A., Chakraborty M. (May 2017), Symbiotic Housing : A more tangible approach for resolving the deteriorating existing housing conditions in Indian Urban settings; International Journal of latest technology in Engineering, Management and Applied Science; Vol VI, Issue V, May 2017; pp: 36-40.
  14. Dash, M. and Chakraborty, M. (May 2016), Bio Climatic analysis of Bhubaneswar – An investigation to arrive human comfort through natural ventilation, International Journal of Scientific and Research publications, Vol 6, issue 5, pp. 557-560 (ISSN 2250-3153).
  15. R Shrivastava, S Sinha, M Chakraborty, Concept plan of transport infrastructure for Mid Sized city in India, Journal of Society for Transportation and Traffic Studies,Vol.2, No. 3, 33-45 (2016).
  16. Panda,S.,  Chakraborty,M. and Mishra, S. K.(2016), Assessment of Social Sustainable Development in Urban India by a composite Index, International Journal of Sustainable Built Environment5(2016), Elsevier Publications (Scopus-indexed), pp. 435-450.
  17. Gupta, J. and Chakraborty, M. (2016), The need for vernacular mud huts of Ranchi to adapt to the changing climate of Ranchi, International Journal of Environmental Studies, Routledge (Taylor and Francis Group), pp. (ISSN: 0020-7233-print & 1029-0400-online). (Published online: 24th May 2016) (Scopus-indexed) Print Version: International Journal of Environmental Studies, Volume 73, Issue 4, August 2016, Special Issue: South Asian Vernacular Architecture.
  18. Panda,S., Chakraborty, M. and Mishra, S.K(2015), Developing an Integrated framework for measuring the progress of Urban Sustainability in India, SPACE- The SPA Journal of Planning and Architecture, Vol 19, No,3-4, pp. 27-39 (ISSN : 0970-0706 (Scopus-indexed).
  19. Dash, M. and Chakraborty, M. (2015), City parameters and their impact on Urban Micro-climate – A review, International Journal of Applied Engineering  Research, Vol 10, No 21, pp. 41867-41872; ISSN 0973-4562. (Scopus-indexed – Paid journal)
  20. Gupta, J. and Chakraborty, M. (2016), Perimeter-area ratios and thermal discomfort due to excess heat in rural mud architecture of Jharkhand: A study through simulation and temperature measurements in composite climate, International Journal of Applied Engineering Research, Vol.10, Number 7, pp. 17503-17518. (Scopus-indexed – Paid journal)
  21. Saharan, S. L, Chakraborty, M. and Mandal, N.R.( Spring 2014), Master  Planning approach for city infrastructure development : A case study of Chandigarh City, International Journal ABACUS, in vol 9, issue 1, pp. 51-57
  22. Chandra, G., Chakraborty, M.(2013), Sustainable Design for Urban Water Management: A Case Study for Ground Water in U. P., India, GSTF Journal of Engineering and Technology, Vol. 2, No. 2, pp. 2251-3701
  23. Gupta, J. and Chakraborty, M. (2013), Simulation and on-site Measurement Methods to Study Thermal Performance of Rural Mud Hut in Humid Sub-Tropical Climate: A Case-Study in Jharkhand, India, International Journal of Engineering Research & Technology (IJERT), Vol 2, Issue 6, pp. 1243-1273
  24. Panda,S., Chakraborty, M. and Mishra, S.K(2013), A Sustainability Scorecard for Urban India - An Urgent Need of the Hour, ABACUS, Vol. 8, No. 1, pp. 50-56.
  25. Gupta, J. and Chakraborty, M. (Spring 2012), Sustainability of Rural Mud Houses in Jharkhand: Analysis related to Thermal Comfort, International Journal ABACUS, in vol 7, issue 1, pp. 56-63
  26. Shrivastava, R., Sinha, S. and Chakraborty, M.( September 2011),  Concept Plan of Transport Infrastructure for Mid Sized City in India, Journal of Transportation and Traffic Studies, Vol.2, No. 3, ISSN 1906- 8360, TSTS
  27. Chakraborty, M. (Monsoon 2011), Natural Inheritance : Hilltop Heritage, International Journal ABACUS, in vol 5, issue 2, pp. 81-82
  28. Chakraborty, M. (2008), On Searching a Convergent Theory of Architectural Education in India, International Journal ABACUS, in vol 3, issue 1, pp. 44-50.


          PUBLICATION as Book Chapter:

  • Gupta J, Chakraborty M, 2020; Chapter 15 : Energy Efficiency in Buildings in Sustainable Fuel Technology Handbook ; Editors: Suman Dutta, C M Hussain; Elsvier; Academic Press; between pages 457-480; ISBN: 978-0-12-822989-7
  • Panda S, Ray S S, Chakraborty M, 2019; Chapter 2. Using a Composite Index to Create a Social Sustainability Scorecard for Urban India in Advances in Sociology Research. Volume 27; NOVA Science Publishers , New York; Editor: Jared A. Jaworski; ISBN: 978-1-53615-801-4; between pages 27-88;
  • Chakraborty Manjari, 2018; Chapter 12 : Passive design strategies for affordable housing in Indian tropical regions in Greening Affordable Housing- An Interactive Approach; Editor: Abdul Lateef Olanrewaju; Taylor and Francis Group: A Science Publishers Book



PUBLICATION in National Journal and Magazines


  1. Chakraborty, M. and Gupta, J. (March 2017), An approach towards supplementing climate responsiveness of Vernacular Habitats Shashwat- Transforming Habitats, Vol-3, Issue – 3, pp. 49-53
  1. Panda,S., Chakraborty, M. and Mishra, S.K(Jan- March 2016), Deriving a thematic framework for measurement of Urban Sustainability in India, Journal of Civil Engineering and Environmental Technology(JCEET), ISSN : 2349-8404; Vol 3, Issue 1, pp. (34-38)
  1. Panda,S., Chakraborty, M. and Mishra, S.K(August 2014), Comparative Analysis of Different Urban Sustainability Practices, Journal of Civil Engineering and Environmental Technology(JCEET), Vol 1, No. 5, pp. 98-104; ISSN : 2349-8404
  1. Chakraborty, M., On Architecture: Education, Profession, Scope, All About Architecture Education in India, Annual Edition 2013, Vol. 2, pp. 21
  1. Chakraborty, M.( 2008) Womanly Architecture : An Enriching Enigma, Jharchex ‘08, the First Grand Conclave of Jharkhand Architects, pp. 37-42
  1. Chakraborty, M.( December 2007), Microdesign – a macro need, Architecture + Design Vol. XXIV No. 12 pp. 150-153
  1. Chakraborty, M., Teaching of Architecture : The New Professional Task, Journal of Indian Institute of Architects, Vol.68, issue – 03 April-June 2003, pp. 18-21
  1. Chakraborty, M., Temporary Architecture, Permanent Impressions- A Fleeting Chronicle of Kolkata Puja Pandals, Architecture+Design May June-2002, pp. 84-87
  1. Chakraborty, M., Architecture –The Millenium  Mandate : A totalistic approach, Golden Jubilee Celebration Commemorative Souvenir (1999)” of department of Architecture, Town & Regional Planning, B. E. College, Shibpur, pp. 48-49
  1. Chakraborty, M.(Monsoon 2001), Herbal  Garden : A Dream Scheme, Journal of Landscape Architecture, Vol.1, issue. 3, pp. 26-27
  1. Chakraborty, M.( 2001), Exploring  the Land  of Landscape Architecture, Journal of Landscape Architecture, Vol.1, issue-2, pp. 9-10
  1. Chakraborty, M., The catastrophe Kit : Architectural Thesis, Architecture + Design, Issue Jan- Feb 1999, pp. 98-99
  1. Chakraborty, M., On  Education of Architecture in India, Architecture + Design, Issue Jan- Feb 1998, pp. 58-59


PUBLICATION in International Conference, Seminars and Workshops

  1. Gupta,J. and Chakraborty,M. (2016), Comparative analysis related to compactness of dwelling units and its effect on thermal comfort  amongst rural mud huts in composite climate in India, In: Annual  International  Conference Proceedings, 25-26th April 2016, Singapore, 4th Architecture and Civil Engineering (ACE 2016), published by Global Science & Technology Forum (GSTF), pp.389-398.
  2. Saharan L.S., Chakraborty M., Urban policy changes in Chandigarh: Fallibilism of fatalism, Proceedings of the International Conference on ‘Cities, People and Places’- ICCPP- October 31st- November 02nd , 2014, Colombo, Sri Lanka
  3. Chakraborty, and M. Gupta, J. (2014), Sustainability in Building Sector: Comparative Analysis between TERI GRIHA and IGBC-LEED regulations for a simplified generalised set of requirements mandatory for all future constructions in India, In: SECS 2014: International Conference on ‘Sustainability and efficiency in core sectors’, Ranchi.
  4. Chakraborty, M., Nandan, A., SYMBIOTIC  HOUSING :  An Architectural approach towards a new Environmentally Conscious Design, APNHR Conference at HongKong, during 8th-10th Dec, 2011.
  5. Shrivastava, R., Sinha, S. and Chakraborty, M., Concept Plan of Transport Infrastructure for Mid Sized City in India Proceedings of International Conference of Thai Society of Transport Studies, Pattaya, Thailand, October 14-15, 2011
  6. Chakraborty, M. (March 2006), Towards a Contemporary concept of Curriculum development for Engineering Education, International Conference on Engineering Education) at Qassim University College of Engineering, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
  7. Chakraborty, M., Art in Concrete – A technical poetry, ICI – ASIAN conference on Ecstasy in concrete” in Bangalore in November, 2000. 113-114
  8. Chakraborty, M., Architecture & Planning perspective 2050 : A Non conformist view, International seminar on “ A perspective 2050 on architectural and Town Planning practice & Education in New Delhi in March 1999; pp. 38-50



PUBLICATION in National Conference, Seminars and Workshops


  1. Gupta, J. and Chakraborty, M., National Conference on Emerging Trends of Energy Conservation in Buildings. CSIR-Central Building Research Institute, Roorkee Uttarakhand, Indian Institute of Technology (IIT ) Roorkee,1-3 November 2012; pp.126-135
  1. Chakraborty, M., Current Trends in Architecture, Indian Institute of Architects’ Convention at Kolkata, West Bengal,  during 19th – 20th April 2008
  1. Chakraborty, M., Architectural Design Education in India: Practices and prospects, Short Term Training Program on Architectural Design Pedagogy during 6th-17th December, 2004 at BIT Mesra.
  1. Chakraborty, M., Concept of Curriculum Development in Technical Education, National Workshop on “Curriculum Development for Technical Education” in B.I.T. Mesra in  April 2003
  1. Chakraborty, M., Architectural Education – Time to act now, XVIII National Convention of the Indian Institute of Aurangabad, Maharastra in 2001
  1. Chakraborty, M., Building Materials of future : the Future of Building Materials – In search of an Approach Philosophy, 17th National Convention of Architectural Engineers AEC 2001.” In 29-31 october,2001,in New Delhi; 300-305
  1. Chakraborty, M., Shaping Technical Education for the Future ISTE Annual convention in Ahmedabad in December, 2000; 278-283
  1. Chakraborty, M., Energy conservation – A Totalistic approach, National Seminar on “Energy Conservation for Sustainable Development” in B.I.T. Mesra in  December, 1999.


Archedu book

Book Published : Designing Better Architecture Education- Global Realities and Local Reforms

                            ISBN no: 978-81-92473-39-0 (hard back), 978-93-83419-12-8(e book)


  Member of Professional Bodies
  1. Registration with Council of Architecture : CA/89/12461
  2. Associate membership with IIA : IIA - A14501
  3. Life membership with Indian Society for Technical Education(ISTE)
  Member, Editorial Board
  1. Editor –in-Chief  of  International journal ABACUS (ISSN 09738339) – 11 issues (2009-2014)
  2. Reviewer of Journal of Council of Architecture
  3. Reviewer of Journal of Chandigarh College of Architecture