Dr. M. V. Ravibabu

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Associate Professor

National Institute of Rural Development & Panchayati Raj (NIRD&PR)


Brief Biography

Dr. M. V. Ravibabu prior to his joining at NIRDPR he was served about 7 years as a Professor and former Chair, School of Civil Engineering, VIT University, Vellore. He received M.Tech in Remote Sensing from BIT, Mesra, Ranchi, Ph.D. in Civil Engineering from IIT Roorkee. After his PhD he went for Postdoctoral Research at Monash University, Melbourne, he is a recipient of Endeavour Research Awards from the Australian Government. He got various awards which include, MHRD Institute Fellowship, ARCNESS-Australia, IALE-Netherlands, CSIR, DST Young Scientist award for both Project and travel grant. He is Guest, Topic, Academic Editor.

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Field of Interests

Currently working on Geospatial Applications towards Sustainable Rural Development more specific on agriculture, water and land resources. Also working on Hyperpectral and Mulitspectral Image Analysis on crop identifications and various vegetation indices and Landuse modeling . Previously worked on Urban Modelling and Energy Applications (solar / biomass) and produced significant publications.

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Current Research Projects


(1) Title: Development of Geospatial data module for crop production suitability index (Geo-CROP) Funding Agency : DST Fast Track Young Scientist Rs. 17,88,000/- Duration : 2013-2016 [as a PI]

(2) Title: Assessment and Change detection of selected tanks in Gurla Mandal, Vizianagaram district using spatial technology; Funding Agency: Dhan Foundation: Rs. 2.25 lac Duration 6 months (Feb-Juy-2018)

(3) Title: Study and comparison of hydrological parameters using TanDEM-X Funding Agency: German Aerospace Center (DLR) – Germany Cost: In the form of Satellite Data Posting Class 12m and Posting Class 30m over Nallamala Forest Area, India. Duration: 2017-2018 [as a PI]

(4) Title: Development of spectral library of various rice crops using hyperspectral sensor (AVIRIS) in Kurnool, Andhra Pradesh, Funding Agency: Indian Space Research Organization, Rs. 21, 00, 000/-, Duration: 2017-2020 [as a PI] Departmental Projects

(5) Title: Use of Geo-Informatics in Rural Roads Projects under PMGSY in the States of Gujarat, Odisha and Uttarakand, Funding Agency: Ministry of Rural Development (MoRD), Duration: 2018-2020[as a PI]

(6) Title: Use of Geo-Informatics in Rural Roads Projects under PMGSY in the States of Tripura, Madhya Pradesh and Sikkim, Funding Agency: Ministry of Rural Development (MoRD), Duration: 2018-2020 [as a Co-PI]

(7) Title: Agro-Climatic Planning and Information Bank (APIB)in Tehri-Gharwal District, Uttarakhand, Funding Agency: Ministry of Agri.Govt of Uttarakahnd, Duration: 2018-2021[as a Co- PI]

(8) Title: Third Party evaluation of Geo-tagging of MGNREGS Assets, Funding Agency: Ministry of Rural Development (MoRD), Duration: 2018-2021[as a Co- PI]

(9) Title: Establishment of CGARD Technology Centre at Madagascar, Funding Agency: Ministry of External Affairs (MEA), Duration: 2018-2021[as a Co- PI] (10) Title: Rural Roads Project (PMGSY II &SFA) of Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Funding Agency: Andaman & Nicobar Admin, Duration: 2018-2021[as a Co- PI]

Key Publications

H-Index 10; Cumulative Impact Factor 108.163

  1. Sudhir K.N, V.R. Mandla, P.K.Rao, N.s.R. Prasad, A.V.K. Reddy, P.V.S.Sylesh (2022) “Impact of Rural Roads in India: A Case Study based on Spatial Data Analysis” Asia-Pacific Journal of Rural Development, https://doi.org/10.1177/10185291211069728
  2. Sylesh P.V.S., V. R. Mandla, M. Shashi and K. Suresh (2021) “Python parallel processing for hyperspectral image simulation: based on distance functions” Earth Science Informatics (TR IF: 2.878) – 14, 2221–2229 (2021). https://doi.org/10.1007/s12145-021-00690-7
  3. Sylesh P.V.S., V. R. Mandla, M. Shashi and K. Suresh (2021) “Simulation of hyperspectral image with existing Sentinel and AVIRIS data using distance functions” Arabian Journal of Geosciences (TR IF: 1.827) – DOI 10.1007/s12517-021-08136-6 (accepted)
  4. Sylesh P.V.S., V. R. Mandla, M. Shashi and K. Suresh (2021) “Selection of the optimal band for evaluation of NDVI between Sentinel and AVIRIS-NG” Earth Science Informatics (TR IF: 2.878) 14, 1285–1302 – https://doi.org/10.1007/s12145-021-00662-x
  5. Sirish Dasari, Shashi M, Kumar K and V. R. Mandla, 2021 “UAV in Development of 3D Heritage Monument Model: A Case Study of Kota Gullu, Warangal, India”. Journal of the Indian Society of Remote Sensing, doi.org/10.1007/s12524-020-01250-0(TR IF:1.563)
  6. Mohammad Shoab, Vivek Kumar Singh and V. R. Mandla, 2021 “High Precise True Digital Ortho-image Generation and Accuracy Assessment based on UAV Images”. Journal of the Indian Society of Remote Sensing, doi.org/10.1007/s12524-021-01364-z(TR IF: 1.563)
  7. Bharti, A.; Paritosh, K.; Mandla, V.R.; Chawade, A.;Vivekanand, V., 2021 “GIS Application for the Estimation of Bioenergy Potential from Agriculture Residues: An Overview” Energies, 14, 898. https://doi.org/10.3390/en14040898(TR IF: 3.004)
  8. Nisha Rani, Tejpal Singh and V. R. Mandla, 2020 “Mapping hydrothermal alteration zone through aster data in Gadag Schist Belt of Western Dharwar Craton of Karnataka, India” Environ Earth Sci 79, 526 (2020). https://doi.org/10.1007/s12665-020-09269-9(TR IF: 2.784)
  9. Chokkavarapu, N., Mandla, V.R. Comparative study of GCMs, RCMs, downscaling and hydrological models: a review toward future climate change impact estimation. SN Appl. Sci. 1, 1698 (2019). https://doi.org/10.1007/s42452-019-1764-x
  10. Nagaveni Ch. K. Pavan Kumar and V. R. Mandla, 2019 “Evaluation of TanDEMx and SRTM DEM on watershed simulated runoff estimation” Journal of Earth System Science, Vol 128 (1), DOI: 10.1007/s12040-018-1035-z(TR IF: 1.371)
  11. Sainu Franco, V. R. Mandla and K.R.M. Rao (2017) “Urbanization, Energy Consumption and Emissions in the Indian Context- A review” Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews (TR IF: 14.982), Vol 71, pp.898–907.
  12. Nisha Rani V. R. Mandla and Tejpal Singh, 2017. “Spatial distribution of altered minerals in the Gadag Schist Belt (GSB) of Karnataka, Southern India using Hyperspectral remote sensing data” Geocarto International Vol33(3), pp: 225-237, (TR IF: 4.889)
  13. Sainu Franco, V. R. Mandla and K.R.M. Rao, 2017 “The trajectory of urban growth and its socioeconomic impact on a rapidly emerging mega-city” ASCE-Journal of Urban Planning and Development Vol143(3)pp: 1-10 (TR IF: 2.24).
  14. JaydeepLella, V. R. Mandla and Xuan Zhu, 2017 “Solid waste collection/transport optimization and vegetation land cover estimation using Geographic Information System (GIS): A case study of a proposed smart-city” Sustainable Cities and Society, Vol 35, 336-349 (TR IF: 7.587)
  15. Arrow Smith, C and Mandla V. R, 2017 “Institutional approaches for building intercultural understanding into the curriculum: an Australian perspective” Journal of Geography in Higher Education, Vol 41(2) 475-487 (TR IF: 2.458).
  16. K.V.G. Raj Kumar, Venkatesh Reddy, V. R Mandla, V. Vani and Ch. Nagaveni, 2017 “Vegetation damage assessment due to HUDHUD cyclone based on NDVI using Landsat-8 satellite imagery” Arabian Journal of Geosciences, 11: 35. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12517-017-3371-8(TR IF: 1.827)
  17. Sruthi Krishnan, V. R. Mandla and Rama Mohan Rao P, 2016. ”A geospatial approach for the development of hazardous building zonation mapping” Arabian Journal for Sciences and Engineering, Vol41(4), pp: 1329-1341. (TR IF: 2.334)
  18. Nisha Rani, V. R. Mandla and Tejpal Singh, 2016. “Performance of image classification on hyperspectral imagery for Lithological Mapping” Journal of the Geological Society of India, Vol88 (4), pp: 440-448 (TR IF: 1.459)
  19. Nisha Rani, V. R. Mandla and Tejpal Singh, 2016. “Evaluation of atmospheric corrections on hyperspectral data with special reference to mineral mapping” Geoscience Frontiers DOI: 10.1016/j.gsf.2016.06.004, (TR IF: 6.853).
  20. Vinod Kumar K, V. R. Mandla and Colin Arrowsmith, 2016. “Study of thermal IR phenomena associated with 27 February 2010 Chile Mw 8.8 Earthquake using MODIS data” Geocarto InternationalDOI:10.1080/10106049.2016.1250824, (TR IF: 4.889)
  21. Venkatesh Reddy, V. R Mandla, P.Gobinath and MithunChowdary, 2016 “Estimation of damage to agriculture biomass due to Hudhud cyclone and carbon stock assessment in cyclone affected areas using Landsat-8” Geocarto International, Vol31(8), Pp: 913-926.(TR IF: 4.889)
  22. Karthika R, V. R. Mandla and Sainu Franco, 2015, “Influence of Urban areas on environment: Special reference to building materials and temperature anomalies using Geospatial technology” Sustainable Cities and Society, Vol19, pp: 349-358. (TR IF: 7.587)
  23. Venkatesh Reddy Ch, Pramod Kumar and V. R. Mandla, 2015 “Quantification of LST and CO2 levels using Landsat -8 thermal bands on Urban Environment” Geocarto International, Vol 31(8), pp 913-926. (TR IF: 4.889)
  24. Daisy Paul, V. R. Mandla and Tejpal Singh, 2015 “Quantifying and Modeling of stream network using Digital Elevation Models” Ain Shams Engineering Journal, DOI: 10.1016/j.asej.2015.09.002 (TR IF: 3.18).
  25. Sainu Francoand V. R. Mandla, 2014 “Analysis of road transport energy consumption and emissions: a case study” International Journal of Energy Management Sector,Vol8 (3), pp.341– 355. (IF: 2.0)
  26. L Mundodi , R R N Sailaja, V S Priyambika, V. R. Mandla, 2014 “Microwave assisted synthesis of Guar Gum grafted sodium acrylate/Cloisite superabsorbent nanocomposites” International Journal of Biological Macromolecules,Vol65, pp. 500–508. (TR IF: 6.953)
  27. Tarun Teja, V.R.Mandla, T. Srinivas and Mahendra 2013” Evaluation of various image classification techniques on Landsat for identifies Coral Reefs” Geomatics, Natural Hazards and Risk, Vol5(2), pp. 173-184. (TR IF: 3.528)
  28. 28. Mandla V. Ravibabu, Kamal Jain, S.P.Singh and M.N Jyothi, 2010 “Accuracy improvement of ASTER stereo satellite generated DEM using texture filter” Geo-Spatial Information Science,Vol13(4), pp. 257-262. (TR IF: 4.288)

Postal Address

Centre for Geo-Informatics Applications in Rural Development (CGARD), School of Science, Technology & Knowledge Systems, Ministry of Rural Development, Govt.of India, Rajendranagar, Hyderabad – 500030, TS, India.

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+91 9441900326

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