Rajendra Singh

Brief Introduction

Name: Rajendra Singh
Highest qualification and awarding university PhD, Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur
Designation Professor
Employer Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur
Contact details:

  1. Email:
  2. WhatsApp number/Mobile number
Home page link on your employer web site if available http://www.iitkgp.ac.in/department/AG/faculty/ag-rsingh
Key areas of interest Hydrological modelling, irrigation system management, Impact of climate and land use changes on water resources. 
Web links for your research profile on Google scholar; ORCID or ResearchGate (if available); only one of them please. Google Scholar:  https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=rsveKgEAAAAJ&hl=en

Rajendra Singh has over 30 years of teaching and research experience. His current research focus is on developing a national hydrological model under the National Hydrology Project. He has developed an Irrigation Optimization System (IOS) which combines the hydraulic modelling of canal system and hydrological modelling of the irrigated command to improve the performance of a canal irrigation system. He has further developed an Integrated Reservoir-Based Canal Irrigation Model, IRCIM. He has developed and popularized software packages like Hydrology_Calculator, SCS_Designer and DSS_ET to improve the agricultural engineering education and research in the country. He has more than 100 publications in peer-reviewed, international journals, and he has led several major externally funded research projects.

Research Project

  1. Development and Testing of a Large Scale Conceptual Hydrological Model; Funding: Ministry of Jal Shakti, Government of India
  2. Development and Evaluation of Real-Time River-Reservoir Water Quality Advisory System (WAQAS) (IMPRINT-2); Funding: Science and Engineering Research Board (SERB), Government of India
  3. Securing Water for Agricultural and Food Sustainability: Developing Transdisciplinary Approach to Ground Water Management; Funding: Ministry of Education, Government of India

Key Publications/Reports

  1. Gaur, S., Mittal, A., Bandyopadhyay, A., Holman, I. and Singh, R. 2020. Spatio-temporal analysis of land use and land cover change: a systematic model intercomparison driven by integrated modelling techniques. International Journal of Remote Sensing, 41:23, 9229-9255, DOI: 10.1080/01431161.2020.1815890
  2. Paul, P. K., Gaur, S., Yadav, B., Panigrahy, N., Mishra, A. and Singh R. 2019. Diagnosing credibility of a large-scale conceptual hydrological model in simulating streamflow. Journal of Hydrologic Engineering, ASCE, 24 (4), 04019004.
  3. Paul, P.K., Kumari, N., Panigrahi, N., Mishra, A. and Singh R. 2018. Implementation of cell-to-cell routing scheme in a large scale conceptual hydrological model. Environmental Modelling & Software, 101, 23-33.
  4. Kumar, A., Singh, R, Jena, P.P., Chatterjee, C. and Mishra, A. 2015. Identification of the best multi-model combination for simulating river discharge. Journal of Hydrology, 525: 313-325.
  5. Bandyopadhyay, A., Bhadra, A., Swarnakar, R.K., Raghuwanshi, N.S. and Singh, R. 2012. Estimation of reference evapotranspiration using a user-friendly decision support system: DSS_ET. Agricultural & Forest Meteorology, 154: 19-29.