Birla Institute of Technology, Mesra
Dr. Smriti Mishra
Associate Professor and Head, Architecture and Planning
Ph.D. (IIT Kharagpur), M.C.P. (IIT Kharagpur), B. Arch.(BIT Mesra, Ranchi)
Contact Address
Permanent Address 11, Dak Bunglow Road, Deputy Para, Ranchi-834001
Local Address Department of Architecture and Planning, BIT Mesra, Ranchi-835215
Phone (Office) 0651-2275444 (extn.-4425)
Phone Residence 8084825903
Email Id smritimishra@bitmesra.ac.in
Joined Institute on : 21-Oct-2005

  Work Experience
 
Teaching : 17 Years

Research : 10 Years

Individual: 2 Years

  Professional Background

Educational Background: 

Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, West Bengal

Doctoral Research (Ph. D.), Department of Architecture and Regional Planning, [completed in September 2017]

Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, West Bengal

Master in City Planning, Department of Architecture and Regional Planning [completed in January 2003]  

Birla Institute of Technology, Mesra, Ranchi

Department of Architecture, June 1999

Bachelor in Architecture

 

Current Position at BIT Mesra:  

October 2005 – Present

Department of Architecture and Planning,

Birla Institute of Technology, Mesra, Ranchi, JH

Current Designation:

Associate Professor          

 

Previous Professional Engagements:  

February 2003 - October 2005

       Worked as a Freelance Architect at Ranchi

July 1999 - May 2001

       Organisation:

 

Chadda & Asociates

Architects, Urban Planners, Interior Designers, Civil Engineers, Gazetted Valuers

Mahatma Gandhi Road (Main Road),

Ranchi-834001

       Post

Junior Architect

       Projects worked on:

Details

      

 

Worked on the concept plan and preliminary working drawing of various projects, like:

Master plan of Yogada Ashram Campus at Ranchi, Senior Secondary School at Lohardaga, Mission campus, Hindustan Times Press complex at Ranchi, Hospital Projects- IVF Center at Morahbadi, Cancer Hospital at Itki Road, Guru Nanak Hospital Ranchi, many other residential and commercial projects.

 

 

January 2009 – April 2010

       Organisation:

Department of Architecture and Regional Planning, Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, West Bengal

       Post

Teaching Assistant

 

Other Professional Activities and Engagements:  

  • Editing works

Editor of the Spring Issue of journal ABACUS, Volume 2, No 1, focusing on Planning and Sustainability (a special issue) ABACUS, an Internationally Refereed Bi-Annual Journal of Architecture, Conservation and Urban Studies’, published by Birla Institute of Technology, Mesra

Member of Editorial Board, ABACUS, an Internationally Refereed Bi-Annual Journal of Architecture, Conservation and Urban Studies’, published by Birla Institute of Technology, Mesra

Member of working committee for Publication Division of Newsletter, Jharkhand Regional Chapter, Institute of Town Planners India.

  • Participation as Speaker, Resource Person, and External Jury Member 

Invited as an expert speaker (in online mode) for One Day Online Orientation Program on Outcome Based Syllabus Design' organised by Jawaharlal Nehru Architecture and Fine Arts University, Hyderabad, Telangana, on 31st March 2022.  

Invited as an expert and external examiner to conduct Jury of Thesis and interactive session in online mode, with the M. Arch students for the course Urban Design Studio III, conducted at Architecture Department, MIT, Aurangabad on 22nd and 23rd June 2021.

Invited as an expert and external examiner to conduct Jury of Stage I Thesis and interactive session in online mode, with the M. Arch students for the course Urban Design Studio III, conducted at Architecture Department, MIT, Aurangabad on 20th and 22nd June 2021.

Invited as an expert and external examiner to conduct Jury and for an interactive session in online mode, with the M. Arch students for the course Urban Design Studio III, conducted at Architecture Department, MIT, Aurangabad on 9th January 2021.

Invited as an external jury member for Architectural Design Studio-Semester VII of Pillai College of Architecture, Mumbai on 10th December 2020.  

Invited as an expert in AICTE sponsored QIP short term course on ‘Structural Equation Modelling and its application in Architecture and Planning” organized by Department of Architecture and Planning, Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee, from June 17-21, 2019.

Resource person in a training program for City Managers, on 25th September 2015 organised by Urban Management Cell, Shree Krishna Institute of Public Administration, Ranchi, Jharkhand.

Resource person for a course in Disaster Management for college teachers organized by UGC Staff Academic College, Ranchi University.

Resource person in a training program on Weather, Climate, Meteorological Hazards & Disasters over Jharkhand Region, organized by Centre of Excellence in Climatology (Dept. of Applied Mathematics, BIT Mesra, Ranchi & Dept. of Agriculture Meteorology & Physics, Birsa Agriculture University, Kanke, Ranchi from 27th June- 29th June 2013.

Trainer in a two-day workshop on “Awareness Building Program for School Teachers Regarding the Latest Issues of Concern”, organized by the Department of Architecture on behalf of TEQIP (Technical Education Quality Improvement Program), from 21st September, 2007 – 22nd September, 2007.

Trainer in a Short-Term Training program sponsored by TEQIP, on Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Premier, Sound Forge and Flash from 7th – 19th May 2007 at BIT Mesra, Ranchi, (Training was for the non-teaching staff of BIT Mesra.)

  • Chairing of Sessions in Seminar, Workshops and Symposium

  • Co-chaired a Technical Session on Disaster Management for National Symposium on Advances in Remote Sensing (NS-ARS21) organized by Department of Remote Sensing from 9th December 2021-11th December 2021.

  • Reviewer for Journal
  • Review of Journal Paper titled "Young academics’ perception of small-town urban amenities – a service quality perspective" for Urban, Planning and Transport Research, Taylor and Francis Group, 2020.
  • Seminars, Workshops, Conferences and Lectures Organized

Coordinator of Lecture presented by Prof. Chetan V. Vaidya on the topic ‘Covid 19 and City Resilience’ organized on 02nd November 2021, by Department of Architecture and Planning, BIT Mesra, Ranchi

Coordinator of Lecture presented by Prof. Chetan V. Vaidya on the topic ‘Urban Planning Innovations in India’ organized on 02nd November 2021, by Department of Architecture and Planning, BIT Mesra, Ranchi

Coordinator of Lecture presented by Prof. Chetan V. Vaidya on the topic ‘Centre for Heritage, Environment and Development (C-HED) Kochi Municipal Corporation, Kerala, India organized on 4th October 2021, by Department of Architecture and Planning, BIT Mesra, Ranchi

Coordinator of Lecture presented by Prof. Chetan V. Vaidya on the topic ‘Innovative Urban Financing in India (with focus on municipal bonds)’ organized on 11th September 2021, by Department of Architecture and Planning, BIT Mesra, Ranchi

Coordinator of Lecture presented by Prof. Chetan V. Vaidya on the topic ‘Innovative Municipal Resource Mobilisation’ organized on 4th September 2021, by Department of Architecture and Planning, BIT Mesra, Ranchi

Coordinator of Lecture presented by Prof. Chetan V. Vaidya on the topic ‘Municipal Governance in India’ organized on 2nd September 2021, by Department of Architecture and Planning, BIT Mesra, Ranchi

Coordinator of Lecture presented by Prof. Chetan V. Vaidya on the topic ‘Demystifying Urban Ranking Indices in India’ organized on 28th August 2021, by Department of Architecture and Planning, BIT Mesra, Ranchi

Coordinator of Lecture presented by Prof. Chetan V. Vaidya on the topic ‘Understanding Smart City Mission India’ organized on 26th August 2021, by Department of Architecture, BIT Mesra, Ranchi

Program coordinator of a Two-day Workshop cum Training Program on ‘Design of Inclusive Streets’ on 6th & 7th of November 2017, jointly organized by Department of Architecture and Planning, BIT Mesra, Ranchi and Urban Works Institute-ITDP India Program

Organizing Secretary of a 2-Day “Capacity Building and Training workshop on Universal Accessibility” on 4th & 5th April 2012 jointly organized by Dept. Of Architecture, BIT Mesra, Ranchi and Samarthyam, National Centre for Accessible Environments, New Delhi

‘All India Seminar in Architectural Engineering - The Co-ordination of Various Engineering Wings in Architectural Planning for Building Construction’, 8-9 March 2006, organized by The Institute of Engineers (India) in association with Department of Architecture, BIT, Mesra, Ranchi.

‘Workshop on Modern Buildings and Sustainable Building Practices in Jharkhand’ January 9-10, 2006, at Capitol Hill, Ranchi organized by Building Construction Department, Government of Jharkhand and Department of Architecture, BIT Mesra, Ranchi.

 

 

 

 

  Research Areas
 
  • Title of Doctoral Research Dissertation (Ph. D. Thesis):  ‘A Methodology for Assessing Residents’ Perception Regarding Impacts of Urban Riverfront Development in India.’

 

  • Field of Specialization and Area of Interest: 

Overall field of specialization:

City Planning/ Urban Planning

Specific Area of Interest:

  • Riverfront Planning
  • Perception studies in urban planning
  • Vernacular Architecture
  • Planning and development of Peri Urban Areas
  • Development Management 
  • Planning Legislative Tools
  •  UHI Mitigation Strategies,
  • Urban Environmental Management,
  • Abandoned Mines and Landscaping Strategies.
  • Tourism Destination Competitiveness and Heritage Management
  • Current Research Guidance Experience at Doctoral and PG Level

  • No. of Ph. D Guided: 04 Ongoing.

Proposed Research Title

Year

Tourism Destination Competitiveness of Heritage Management

ongoing (started MO_2021)

Mitigating the Urban Heat Island Effect of Urban District Centers

ongoing (started MO_2021)

Systematic Landscaping in Abandoned Coal Mine Areas

ongoing (started MO_2020)

Sustainable Approach Towards Environmental Planning and Management of Peri Urban Areas

ongoing (started MO_2020)

 

  • No. of MUP (PG) Thesis Projects Guided: 14 Completed.

Title of MUP Thesis Projects Guided

Strategies for the Development of Towns as Alternative Growth Node: Case Study of Ormanjhi

Planning for Integrated Eco-Tourism: A Case of Sagar Island, West Bengal

Planning for the Future Industrial Growth and Development in Hisar City

Performance Assessment System for Water Supply Services- Case Study Ranchi

Establishing Local Identity in Urban Waterfront Development in Patna City

Planning of New Capital City of Ranchi with Smart Growth Facility

Revitalization of Neglected Waterfront – A Case of Hoogly River Kolkata

Planning for Livability - Lucknow

Effects of Changing Urban Environment of Chennai, - Challenges and Opportunity for future Urban Sustainability

Strategies for Revitalising the Urban Water Bodies of Ranchi City

Sustainable Low Carbon City: Framework Towards Achieving Energy Efficiency

Integration of Smart Cities Technologies in the Context of Indian Cities: Case of Bhopal.

Mitigating the Urban Heat Island Effect for Jamshedpur City

Measures for Resilience Development in Smart City Vulnerable to Surface Urban Heat Island: Case of Vishakhapatnam

 

  • No. of UG B. Arch Thesis Projects and Dissertation Guided: 47 Completed 

 

  Award and Honours
 
  • Scholarships and Awards

  • Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) Scholar July 2001 - January 2003.
  • Awarded certificate by Institute for Steel Development & Growth (INSDAG) to acknowledge contribution of faculty members in guiding a team of students for National Student Award Competition for Best Innovative Use of Steel in Architecture for the year 2014 and 2015.
  Publications
 

Publication in National and International Journals

  • Barman, J. & Mishra, S. 2014. Planning for Sustainable Waterfront: A Changing Perspective in Development Approach, Spatio-Economic Development Record, Vol. 21 3/4 pp.61-69 (May-August 2014).
  • Mishra,  S. Barman, J. & Pandey, S. K. 2014. Local Resident’s perception of Social Impacts of Urban Riverfront Development: Case of Sabarmati Riverfront Development Project, ABACUS- A bi-annual Internationally Refereed, Vol. 9, No. 1, pp. 09-25, 2014, (ISSN 0973-8339.

Publication in e-journals

  • Chouhan, S. Mishra, S. and Surin, A. S., 2022. Re-Imaging the Urban Streets for Cycling in the Urban Fabric- the Case of Dewas, International Journal of Engineering Research & Technology (IJERT), Vol. 11 Issue 06, September 2022; http://www.ijert.org ISSN: 2278-0181, IJERTV11IS090088, 

  • Vinod, V. Mishra, S. and Surin, A. S., 2022. Place-making and connecting the heritage precincts in an urban area – A case of Thrissur city core, International Journal of Scientific Research in Engineering and Management (IJSREM), Volume: 06 Issue: 02 | Feb – 2022,  ISSN: 2582-3930

Publication as Book-Chapter:

 

  • Mishra,  S., Barman, J. & Pandey, S. K. 2017. Assessing Resident’s Perception Regarding Social Impacts of Urban Riverfront Development in India’ in Construction Management, Mechanization & Environmental Sustainability, Kirti Avishek, Mani Mohan, Gopal Pathak (eds.), White Falcon Publishing, ISBN:978-93-86210-85-2
  • Mishra,  S. Barman, J. & Pandey, S. K., 2017.  Local Resident’s perception of Social and Economic Impacts of Urban Riverfront Development: Case of Sabarmati Riverfront Development Project,  Understanding Built Environment: Proceedings of the National Conference on Sustainable Built Environment 2015, Seta, F., Biswas, A., Khare, A., Sen, J. (Eds.), Springer Singapore, ISBN: 978-981-10-2136-7.
  • Mishra,  S. Barman, J. & Pandey, S. K., 2017. Environmental Concerns of Urban Riverfront Development Projects: Case of Sabarmati Riverfront Development Project, Ahmedabad, Environmental Degradation: Challenges and Remedies (Compilation of research papers presented at the UGC-ICSSR sponsored National Seminar on ‘Environmental Degradation- Challenges and Remedies” organized by Department of Geography, Nirmala College, Ranchi University, pp. 187-209. Debjani Roy(ed.) ISBN: 978-93-82847-80-9.

 

Presentation and Publications in Conference and Seminar Proceedings: 

  • Presented a paper titled ‘Assessing Resident’s Perception Regarding Social Impacts of Urban Riverfront Development in India’ in a National Conference on Construction Management, Mechanization & Environmental Sustainability organized by Deptt. Of Civil & Envmt. Engg., BIT, Mesra on 21st - 22nd  February, 2017.
  • Presented a paper titled ‘Environmental Concerns of Urban Riverfront Development Projects: Case of Sabarmati Riverfront Development Project, Ahmedabad’ in Vth Annual Conferences & National Seminar, ICSSR Sponsored on “Environmental Degradation-Challenges & Remedies, organized by Nirmala College, Ranchi University, 5-6 November 2015, Ranchi, Jharkhand.
  • Presented a paper titled ‘Dimensions of Urban Environmental Degradation: Case of Ranchi, the capital city of Jharkhand Vth Annual Conferences & National Seminar, ICSSR Sponsored on “Environmental Degradation-Challenges & Remedies, organized by Nirmala College, Ranchi University, 5-6 November 2015, Ranchi, Jharkhand.
  • Presented a paper titled ‘Smart Cities: Planning for a Sustainable Development in Urban India’ in All India Seminar on Quality Management in Rural Roads & Bridgees & and Role of Civil Enginnering in Smart Cities, organized by Institution of Engineers on 12th -13th September 2015, Ranchi, Jharkhand.
  • Presented a paper titled ‘Smart City Infrastructure Development’ in All India Seminar on Quality Management in Rural Roads & Bridgees & and Role of Civil Enginnering in Smart Cities, organized by Institution of Engineers on 12th -13th September 2015, Ranchi, Jharkhand.
  • Presented a paper titled ’Local Resident’s perception of Social and Economic Impacts of Urban Riverfront Development: Case of Sabarmati Riverfront Development Project, National Conference on Sustainable Built Environment organized by Department of Architecture and Planning, IIT Roorkee, April 10th -12th, 2015.
  • Lakra, H., Ajit R. Tete, , Ritu Agrawal, Smriti Mishra, Shashi Kant Pandey. “Development Model for Empowering Domestic Laborers in Jhrkhand.” In 58th National Town and Country Planning Congress, January 4th – 6th, 2010, Nagpur.
  • Poster presentation on ‘Remote Sensing and GIS Application in Prioritization of Slums, A case of Ranchi.’ by Lakra Harshit, Mishra Smriti, Agrawal Ritu, Kullu Nishi Jaya, Pandey S.K., at “MAPASIA 2007: 6th International Conference on GIS Technology and Applications”, organized by GIS Development, Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment and Department of Survey & Mapping, Malaysia at City Center, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 14th – 16th August, 2007.
  • Poster presentation on ‘Urban Environmental Management, Performance Measurement of NGO’s and ULB’s initiatives, Case Study of Slums of Jharkhand ‘by Mishra Smriti, Lakra Harshit, Agrawal Ritu, in ‘Ninth Biennial Conference of International Society for Ecological Economics on Ecological Sustainability and Human Well-Being’ December 15-18 2006, New Delhi.
  • Paper Presentation on ‘Indicator Identification for Energy Efficient Urban Growth’ on All India Seminar in Architectural Engineering,’ The Co-ordination of Various Engineering Wings in Architectural Planning for Building Construction’, 8-9 March 2006, organized by The Institute of Engineers (India) in association with Department of Architecture, BIT, Mesra, Ranchi.
  • Paper Presentation on ‘Bamboo: Natural Resource Utilization & Conservation’ in National Conference on ‘Recent Advances in Environmental Biotechnology for Bio-diversity Management’ by Dr. Suniti Choudhary, Lecturer, Yogoda Satsang Mahavidyalaya, Ms. Ritu Agrawal, Sr. Lecturer, Dept. of Architecture, BIT Mesra, Ms. Harshit Lakra, Lecturer, Dept. of Architecture, BIT Mesra, Ms. Smriti Mishra, Lecturer, Dept. of Architecture, BIT Mesra, Ranchi, on February 11-12, 2006, Organized by Inter Disciplinary Forum , Ranchi Women’s College in Collaboration with CVS.
  • Paper presentation on ‘Green Buildings: An Approach Towards Sustainable Development’ in ‘Workshop on Modern Buildings and Sustainable Building Practices in Jharkhand’ by Ms. Ritu Agrawal, Sr. Lecturer, Dept. of Architecture, BIT Mesra, Ms. Harshit Lakra, Lecturer, Dept. of Architecture, BIT Mesra, Ms. Smriti Mishra, Lecturer, Dept. of Architecture, BIT Mesra, Ranchi, organized by Building Construction Department Government of Jharkhand on 9-10 January, 2006

 

 

 

  Member of Professional Bodies
 
  • Council of Architecture
  • Indian Institute of Architects
  • Institute of Town Planners, India
  • Indian Society for Technical Education
  Current Sponsored Projects
 

Sponsored Research and Consultancy Projects Undertaken: 

S.No.

Title of Project

Funding Agency/

Organization

Duration

Grant mobilized

(Rs. lakhs)

Principal Investigator/ Co- Principal Investigator

(PI/ Co-PI)

 

Status

(Ongoing/

Completed); Outcome

from

to

1

Gram Panchayat Spatial Development Plan for Neori and Kandra Gram Panchayat, Ranchi District, Jharkhand

Ministry of Panchayati Raj, GOI

June 2020

December 2020

Rs. 5,00,000/-

Co- Principal Investigator

Completed;

Gram Panchayat Spatial Development Plan

2

Developing a Toolkit for assessing housing needs for scheduled tribes in urban areas.

BIT Mesra, Ranchi

June 2019

June 2021

Rs. 2,00,000/-

Principal Investigator

Ongoing

3

National Mission Project on Education through ICT Subject: Vernacular Architecture (Pilot Phase)

MHRD, GoI

2010

2012

Rs. 5,16,000/-

Co-Principal Investigator

Completed;

Learning materials, e-content

4

Study of Energy Consumption Trends, Demand and Supply Trends in all Bldg. Types in India

UTRC, USA

2007

 

8000 USD

Co-Principal Investigator

Completed; Report

5

Performance of Urban Local Bodies and Non-Government Organizations in Urban Environmental Management.

BIT Mesra, Ranchi

2006

2007

Rs. 5000/- per month for the Project Period

Co-Principal Investigator

Completed;

Posters and publications in conference proceedings

6

Study for Pro-Poor Habitat Services in Ranchi

Mahila Housing Trust, SEWA

 

April, 2013

July, 2013

-

External assistance for preparing the questionnaire and report.

Completed; Report

 

 

 

 

  Member, Editorial Board
 

1. Reviewer for Urban Planning and Transport Research, Routledge, Taylor and Francis Group. 

2. Member of Editorial Board, ABACUS, an Internationally Refereed Bi-Annual Journal of Architecture, Conservation and Urban Studies’, published by Birla Institute of Technology. Mesra.

3. Member of Working committee for Publication Division of Newsletter, Jharkhand Regional Chapter, Institute of Town Planners India.