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Prof. Madan Kumar Jha

Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur, India


Email: madan@agfe.iitkgp.ernet.in



1996 Ph.D., UGAS, Ehime University, Subsurface Hydrology

1992 M.Eng., Asian Institute of Technology (AIT), Soil and Water Engineering

1990 B.Tech., Rajendra Agricultural University, Agricultural Engineering


Publications (Selected)

  1. Singh, A. and Jha, M.K. (2012). A data-driven approach for analyzing dynamics of tide–aquifer interaction in coastal aquifer systems. Environmental Earth Sciences, Springer, 65(4): 1333-1355.
  2. Mohanty, S., Jha, M.K., Kumar, A. and Jena, S.K. (2012). Hydrologic and hydrogeologic characterization of a deltaic aquifer system in Orissa, eastern India. Water Resources Management, Springer, 26(7): 1899-1928.
  3. Machiwal, D., Jha, M.K. and Mal, B.C. (2011). GIS-based assessment and characterization of groundwater quality in a hard-rock hilly terrain of western India. Environmental Monitoring and Assessment, Springer, 174(1-4): 645-663.
  4. Jha, M.K., Chowdary, V.M. and Chowdhury, A. (2010). Groundwater assessment in Salboni Block, West Bengal (India) using remote sensing, GIS and MCDA techniques. Hydrogeology Journal, Springer, 18: 1713-1728.
  5. Mohanty, S., Jha, M.K., Kumar, A. and Sudheer, K.P. (2010). Artificial neural network modeling for groundwater level forecasting in a river island of eastern India. Water Resources Management, Springer, 24(9): 1845-1865.
  6. Chowdhury, A., Jha, M.K. and Chowdary, V.M. (2010). Delineation of groundwater recharge zones and identification of artificial recharge sites in West Medinipur District, West Bengal using RS, GIS and MCDM techniques. Environmental Earth Sciences, Springer, 59(6): 1209-1222.
  7. Kumar, K.S., Jha, M.K., Tiwari, K.N. and Singh, A. (2010).Modeling and evaluation of greenhouse for floriculture in subtropics. Energy and Buildings, Elsevier, 42(7): 1075-1083.
  8. Jha, M.K., Kamii, Y. and Chikamori, K. (2009). Cost-effective approaches for sustainable groundwater management in alluvial aquifer systems. Water Resources Management, Springer, 23(2): 219-233.
  9. Chowdhury, A., Jha, M.K., Chowdary, V.M. and Mal, B.C. (2009). Integrated remote sensing and GIS-based approach for assessing groundwater potential in West Medinipur district, West Bengal, India. International Journal of Remote Sensing, Taylor & Francis, 30(1): 231-250.
  10. Rejani, R., Jha, M.K. and Panda, S.N. (2009). Simulation-optimization modelling for sustainable groundwater management in a coastal basin of Orissa, India.Water Resources Management, Springer, 23(2): 235-263.
  11. Jha, M.K.,Kumar, S. and Chowdhury, A. (2008). Vertical electrical sounding survey and resistivity inversion using Genetic Algorithm optimization technique. Journal of Hydrology, Elsevier, 359(1-2): 71-87.
  12. Machiwal, D. and Jha, M.K. (2008). Comparative evaluation of statistical tests for time series analysis: An application to hydrologic time series. Hydrological Sciences Journal, Taylor & Francis and IAHS, 53(2): 353-366.
  13. Jha, M.K., Namgial, D., Kamii, Y. and Peiffer, S. (2008). Hydraulic parameters of coastal aquifer systems by direct methods and an extended tide-aquifer interaction technique.Water Resources Management, Springer, 22(12): 1899-1923.
  14. Rejani, R., Jha, M.K., Panda, S.N. and Mull, R. (2008). Simulation modeling for efficient groundwater management in Balasore coastal basin, India. Water Resources Management, Springer, 22(1): 23-50.
  15. Tiwari, M.K. and Jha, M.K. (2008). Development and testing of SISCASDE: Computer software for the selection, design and evaluation of surface irrigation systems. International Journal of Environment and Development, Serials Publications, 5(2): 227-249.
  16. Jha, M.K., Chowdhury, A., Chowdary, V.M. and Peiffer, S. (2007). Groundwater management and development by integrated remote sensing and geographic information systems: Prospects and constraints. Water Resources Management, Springer, 21(2): 427-467.
  17. Jha, M.K. and Chowdary, V.M. (2007). Challenges of using remote sensing and GIS in developing nations. Hydrogeology Journal, Springer, 15(1): 197-200.
  18. Machiwal, D., Jha, M.K. and Mal, B.C. (2006). Modeling infiltration and quantifying spatial soil variability in a wasteland of Kharagpur, India. Biosystems Engineering, Elsevier, 95(4): 569-582.
  19. Jha, M.K., Kumar, A., Nanda, G. and Bhatt, G. (2006). Evaluation of traditional and non-traditional optimization techniques for determining well parameters from step-drawdown test data. Journal of Hydrologic Engineering, ASCE, 11(6): 617-630.
  20. Garg, K.K., Jha, M.K. and Kar, S. (2005). Field investigation on water movement and nitrate transport under perched water table conditions.Biosystems Engineering, Elsevier, 92(1): 69-84.