Prof. Kameshwar Nath Singh
Vice Chancellor
U.P.Rajarshi Tandon Open University
Phaphamau, Allahabad – 13, India

Prof. Kameshwar Nath Singh is Vice Chancellor of Uttarpradesh Rajarshi Tandon Open University, Allahabad. Prior to Joining Rajarshi Tandon Open University, Prof K.N. Singh was Head of the Deapartment of Geography, Deen Dayal Upadhayaya Gorakhpur University, Gorakhpur. Prof. Singh has been the founder Director of Deen Dayal Upadhayay Research Chair at Deen Dayal Upadhayaya Gorakhpur Univeristy, Gorakhpur



1984            Ph.D. (Geography), D. D. U. Gorakhpur University, Gorakhpur, India

1979            M. A. in Geography, Ist Division, D. D. U. Gorakhpur University, Gorakhpur, India

1977            B. A. Ist Division, D. D. U. Gorakhpur University, Gorakhpur, India

Professional Experience:

2006-Till Date       Professor in Geography, D. D. U. Gorakhpur University, Gorakhpur,  India

1998-2006    Reader in Geography, D. D. U. Gorakhpur University, Gorakhpur, India

1987-1998    Senior Lecturer in Geography, D. D. U. Gorakhpur University, Gorakhpur, India

1984-1987    Ad hock Lecturer in Geography, D. D. U. Gorakhpur University, Gorakhpur, India

Honors and Awards:



2015            Geography teacher award-2015 for outstanding contribution in Geography by The Deccan Geographical Society  Pune.

2012            “Distinguish Citizen award” by Yuva Chetna Samiti, Gorakhpur.

2008            U. P. state level award for outstanding contribution in National Service Scheme, Ministry of Youth and Sport, Government of India.

1994            Young Geographer award by Purvanchal Bhoogolvid Parisad.

1982            DAAD visiting fellowship, Ruhr University Bochum, Germany.

1978            National scholarship, Government of India.

Professional Skills:

theThinbullet Experience in Research methodology, data collection, data interpretation and investigation of major research projects sponsored by ford foundation, I.C.S.S.R., U. G. C. and Council of Science and Technology Uttar Pradesh.
theThinbullet Extensive field work at micro level in abroad like Germany, Luxemburg, Belgium and various Geographical Regions of India.
theThinbullet  Resource person for orientation and refresher course organized by Academic Staff College, National and International Seminars, Nehru Yuva Kendra, NSS program officers training centre, District Land Use Development Council and disaster management.

Teaching Interests:


Dr. K.N. Singh, Celebrating Republic Day in Germany

               Development of course curriculum that stresses application of geographical knowledge for enhancement of quality of life. Broadly based education by giving equal weight to physical and human geography and field exposure. Using active learning and in-class discussions to encourage students to be creative and think critically. Strong and firm believe in thought “think globally but act locally”.

Research Interests:

Environment and Regional Eco-development, Resource Management specially Integrated Land and Water management and public issues and policy with view point of SAMVIKAS (integrated, balanced and sustainable development).


Books –

bulletthickTransport Network in Rural Development, Institute of Rural Eco- development, ISBN: 81-900095-4- 0, IRED, Gorakhpur.1988, p.183.

bulletthickIndia and Adjacent Countries, Gyanodaya Prakashana, Gorakhpur, 1998,           380.

bulletthickWorld Geography: Regional Pattern, Gyanodaya Prakashan, Gorakhpur 1999, p.430.

bulletthickPhysical Geography, Gyanodaya Prakashan, ISBN: 81-7487-236-1, Gorakhpur, 1999.p.430.

bulletthickIndian Ocean and Coastal Regions, Gyanodaya Prakashan, Gorakhpur, 1999, p.305.

bulletthickTransport Geography, Gyanodaya Prakashan, Gorakhpur, 2003, p.180.

bulletthickIntegrated Land and Water Management (Edited), IERD Gorakhpur, with financial help of U.P. Land use Development Council Lucknow, 2004, p.310.

bulletthickFundamentals of Practical Geography, Part-I Gyanodaya Publication, Gorakhpur, 2005, p.160.

bulletthickFundamentals of Practical Geography, Part-II Gyanodaya Prakashan, Gorakhpur, 2006, p.130.

bulletthickRegional Geography of World, Gyanodaya Prakashan, Gorakhpur, 2008, p.123.

bulletthickThe Geography of India, Gyanodaya Prakashan, Gorakhpur, 2008, p.350.

bulletthickLand and Water Management for Food Security, ISBN 81-7487-726-6, Radha Publications, New Delhi, 2011, p.310.

bulletthickHolistic Development: A Geographical Perspective, ISBN 81-7487- 784-3, Radha Publications, New Delhi, 2012, p. 421.

bulletthickDelimitation of Channel Migration Zones in Ganga Sub-Basin Using Remote Sensing & GIS, ISBN: 978-93-83247-07-3, ASR Publications, Ghaziabad, 2014, p. 120.

bulletthickArthik Bhoogol ke Mool Tatva, Gyanodaya Prakashan, Gorakhpur, 2013

bulletthickHuman Geography, Gyanodaya Prakashan, 2014.

bulletthickStatistics in Social Sciences, ASR Publications, Ghaziabad, (in press).

bulletthickCommunication Geography, ASR Publications, Ghaziabad (in press).

bulletthickPractical Geography Volume III, Gyanodaya Prakashan, (in press).

Dr. K.N. Singh (Photo Gallery) : Click here for Photogallery

Research Papers : 60

Major Research Projects:

2013-onwards:      “Integrated land and water management with special reference to Rapti basin, U.P., India”. Financed by U. G. C. New Delhi. (Principal Investigator)

2012                    Monitoring Rapti River Configuration for Public Utility Management: using Remote Sensing & GIS,    Financed by Council of Science and Technology, C.S.T. U.P. (Principal Investigator)

2011                    Telecommunication and Emerging Spatial Realities- A case study of  Saryupar Plain, Financed by U.G.C (Principal Investigator)

1990                    “The Impact of Irrigation on Socio- Economic development” Ford Foundation, U.S.A. (Project Fellow).

1988                    “Typology of Development and Rural Settlement Transformation in Middle Ganga Plain” Financed by U.G.C. (Project Fellow)

1982                    “Urban Fringe study of West Germany and Indian cities, Institute of Geography, Ruhr University Bochum, West Germany. (Project Fellow)

Foreign collaboration/visits:

Institute of Geography, Ruhr University, Bochum, Germany as Research Assistant in joint research project entitled “Development and planning of urban fringes with special reference to nine Indian and German Cities.”

               Practical training within North Rhein West falia and South Germany, Belgium and Netherland.

               Visit of Belgium, Luxemburg, Sweden, Netherland and Nepal.

Research Supervision:

Ph.D. Awarded

2016       Mr. Shashi Bhushan Ram Tripathi, “Integrated Land and Water Management in Rapti – Gurrah Doab, (UP). (Submitted)

2015       Mr. Ravi Sen Singh, “Geographical Analysis of Assembly Election: 2007- a case study of Faizabad Mandal, U.P. ”

2014       Dr. Pramod Kumar, “The Population and Quality of Life of S.C. and S. T. in Gopalganj District (Bihar)”.

2014        Dr. Sanjaya Rai, “The Role of Transport in Development of heavy Industries in Chhattisgarh”, 2014.

2009      Dr. Satyendra Kumar Singh, “Dynamics of Population and Eco-development in Bahraich”, 2009.

2008     Dr. Ram Pal Yadava, “Accessibility and Rural Development in Mahrajganj”,   2007.


bulletthickDr. Govind Sharan Singh, “National Highway and Industrial Development in U.P.”.

bulletthickAshok Kumar Srivastava, “Population Dynamics and Quality of Life in Tarai Region of U.P.”.

bulletthickAnil Singh, “Geographical Analysis of Assembly Election, 2002- a case study of Basti Division, U.P. ”

bulletthickUgrasen Singh, “National Highway and Industrialization in Rajasthan”

2000        Dr. Kusum Singh, “Female Literacy in Eastern U. P. (India)”

1999        Dr. Vinod Kumar, “Agro-based Industries in Gonda (U.P.)”

1995        Dr. O. P. Shukla, “Land use in perspective of Eco-development”

1992        Dr. D. P. Singh, “Roads and area development Azamagarh (U.P.)”

Current Ph.D. Supervision

bulletthickKm. Mainsha Tiwari: “Urbanization and Rural Development in Mau District”

bulletthickKm. Shalini: “Geographical analysis of assembly election 2012 in Gorakhpur division”

bulletthickKm. Nandani: “Women empowerment in Devipatan division, U.P.

bulletthickAbhimanyu:  “Land use pattern in Azamagarh District, U.P.”

bulletthickKamelsh Prasad: “Impact of National highway on Urbanization”

bulletthickRavi Prakash Mall: “Land use changes in Rapti Basin”

Responsibility/Membership of International/National/State/University Committees:

2015      Corresponding member, International Geographical Union Commission on ‘Local and Regional development’ in leadership of Michael Sofer, Department of Geography and Environment Bar-llan University Ramat-Gan, Israel, Chairman, IGU Commission on local and regional development.

2014-15   Vice-President, National Association of Geographers India (NAGI).

2013-14   Member Executive Committee: The Deccan Geographical Society, Pune.

Executive  Member: Eastern Geographers, Utkal University, Bhubaneswar (Orissa).

2008 – onwards  Executive Editor : Journal of Eco-Development.

2006-07  Member, Advisory Board, National Service Scheme, Ministry of Youth and Sports, Government of India.

1992 to onwards – Gen. Secretary, Association of North India Geographers, Department of Geography Gorakhpur University Gorakhpur.

1992 to onwards Co-Editor, Uttar Bharat Bhoogol Patrika Research Journal, Department of Geography Gorakhpur, University Gorakhpur.

1988 to onwards  Gen. Secretary, Institute for Rural Eco- development, Gorakhpur.

Other Professional Assignments:

bulletthickMember:  Academic Council, D. D. U. Gorakhpur University, Gorakhpur.

bulletthickMember:  Board of studies, D. D. U. Gorakhpur University, Dr. R.M.L. Avadh University Faizabad, J. P. University Chhapara, Bihar, B.R.A. B.U. Muzaffarpur.

bulletthickMember:  Research degree committee, Dr. R.M.L. Avadh University Faizabad, J. P. University Chhapara, Bihar, Ruhelkhand University Bareilly, U.P.

bulletthickExpert Member of Higher Education Commission, U. P. Higher Secondary Education Selection Board and several Universities as well as Public Service Commission of different states.

bulletthickFounder of Nishi Gaur Yung Researcher Award.

bulletthickFounder member of Kisan P. G. College Raksa, Ballia, Harihar Prasad Dubey P. G. College Jaiti, Gorakhpur, Subhash Chand Bose Dgree College Turra Bazar, Dgree College Bansdih, Ballia.

Current University Assignments:

2011-onwards  Warden, Nath Chandravat Hostel, D.D.U. Gorakhpur University, Gorakhpur.

2014-2015           Convener, Evaluation Centre for Annual Examination, D. D. U. Gorakhpur University, Gorakhpur.

2014-2015           Coordinator, Hostels allotment committee, D.D.U. Gorakhpur University Gorakhpur

2011-onwards     Member, Anti Ragging Squad, D.D.U. Gorakhpur University, Gorakhpur.

2008-2009           Chief, University Employment Bureau, D.D.U. Gorakhpur University, Gorakhpur.

2004 – 2008        Coordinator, National Service Scheme, D. D. U. Gorakhpur University, Gorakhpur. Sponsored by Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports, Govt. of India.

2008-2009           Coordinator, Flying squad, University annual examinations, D. D. U. Gorakhpur University, Gorakhpur.

2006-2007           Centre Superintendent, University Annual Examinations and Entrance Examinations,  D.  D.  U. Gorakhpur University, Gorakhpur.

2005-2008           In charge,  D.  D. U. Gorakhpur University Guest House.

2001-2002           Executive Councilor, D. D. U. Gorakhpur University, executive council.

1996-2004           Program Officer, National Service Scheme, D.D.U. Gorakhpur   University, Gorakhpur, Sponsored by Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports, Govt. of India.

1992-1995           Assistant Coordinator, Pre-admission test, Arts Faculty, D. D. U.   Gorakhpur University, Gorakhpur. (Three times)

Annual Events

1993 – onwards: Organizer/Convener ‘Prithavi Parva Seminar’ on eve of Vasant Panchami every year since 1993 at different Places.

2002 & 2007     Organizer/ Convener – Purvanchal Swadeshi Mela at Gorakhpur under supervision of Swadeshi Jagrana Manch, Bhartiya Vipdan Vikas Kendra (CBMD) and Bharat Vikas parishad.