28, Shivpuri Colony, Nagwa, Varanasi-22100,
Academic Qualifications
S.No.Degree Institution Year
i M.A. D.D.U. Gorakhpur University, Gorakhpur 1982
ii Ph.D. Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi 1987
Area of Specialisation:
Environmental Studies, Industrial Geography, GIS

Project/s undertaken as PI (if any):

(i)Role of Agro-Based Industries in Rural Development- A Case Study of Maharajganj District (U.P.), U.G.C. New Delhi
(ii)Women's participation in Khadi Gramodyog for alleviation of rural under employment- a case study of Dhani block, District Maharajganj (U.P.), U.G.C. New Delhi

Award/ recognitions/ International Fellow/ Membership:

Scholarships/Fellowships awarded: D.I.O.S. Gorakhpur, Akikrit Chhatravritti, Merit Scholarship, Bursary Scholarship, National Scholarship, B.H.U. Research Fellowship, Junior & Senior Research Fellowship (NET)

List of selected/ major publications (Max. 10; in perfect/full citation):

  1. V.N. Sharma, 2001, Industrial Development and Planning in India (Changing Profile of Industries in Madhay Pradesh), Radha Publications, New Delhi,
  2. V.N. Sharma, 2001, Status of Ramgarh Lake, Gorakhpur, Geographical Review of India, Vol. 63, No. 01, Calcutta, pp. 68-76.
  3. V.N. Sharma, 2002, Industrialization in Madhya Pradesh, ANNALS of the NAGI, Vol. XXII, No.1, pp. 75-88, Delhi
  4. V.N. Sharma, 2004, Level of Industrial Development in Madhya Pradesh, Geographical Review of India, Vol. 66, No.1, Kolkata.
  5. V.N. Sharma, 2007, Rural development Through Agro-based Industrialization: A case of Maharajganj District (U.P.), Geographical Review of India, Kolkata, Vol 69, No.1, pp. 77-87.
  6. V.N. Sharma & Manavi, 2009, Environmental Impact of Agro-based Industries-A case study of Gorakhpur Division (U.P.), Transaction, Institute of Indian Geographers, Pune, Vol.31, No.2, pp.181-189.
  7. V.N. Sharma, 2011, 'Geographic Information System as a tool for geographical Research' in Research Methodology: Concepts and studies (Edited) by P.R. Sharma, R.S. Yadava and V.N. Sharma, R.K. Books, New Delhi
  8. V.N. Sharma, 2012, Participation and Problems of Women Workers in Rural Industries-A Case Study, Indian Journal of Regional Science, Kolkata, Vol. XXXXIV, No.2, pp. 56-65, ISSN: 0046-9017
  9. P.R. Sharma, R.S. Yadava and V.N. Sharma, 2013, Interdisciplinary Advances in Geography (Edited), R.K. Books, New Delhi, ISBN 978-81-9100-598-1
  10. V.N. Sharma, 2013, 'Environmental Crises and Sustainability of Development' in Interdisciplinary Advances in Environmental and Earth System Studies (Edited) by P.R. Sharma, R.S. Yadava and V.N. Sharma, R.K. Books, New Delhi, ISBN: 978-81-910059-9-8

Additional information/ Achievements:  

Courses Attended:
  • Orientation Course in Rural Development, 1992, Lucknow
  • All India Training Course of Research Methodology in Geography, 1996, Shimla
  • Orientation Programme in Tourism, 1999, Patna
  • Training Course on GIS Technology & Application, 2002, Dehradun
  • Pilot Orientation Course in Information Technology, 2003, New Delhi
  • Workshop on Research Proposals and Resources, 2005, Gorakhpur

  • b. Refresher course/ Seminars organized:
  • National Seminar on 'National Seminar Research in Geography: Debate on Issues and Solutions', January 28-29, 2010, Department of Geography, B.H.U. Varanasi
  • Third Refresher Course in Earth Sciences (Interdisciplinary), January 04 - 24, 2011, A.S.C., B.H.U. Varanasi
  • National Seminar on 'Recent Advances in the Development of Geographical Knowledge and its Interdisciplinary Association with Sciences', November 3-4, 2011, Department of Geography, B.H.U. Varanasi

  • c. Life Membership:
  • Institute of Indian Geographers, Pune
  • The Geographical Society of India, Calcutta
  • National Association of Geographers, India, Delhi
  • Uttar Bharat Bhoogol Parishad, Gorakhpur
  • Allahabad Geographical Society, Allahabad
  • The Indian Science Congress Association, Kolkata
  • North East India Geographical Society, Guwahati
  • Geographer's Association, Goa
  • National Geographical Society of India, Varanasi
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