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Designation : Assistant Professor Department : Earth and Environmental Sciences E-Mail : kgaurav@iiserb.ac.in Phone : +91 755 269 1383, 669 1383 Fax :

Academic Details

  • M.Sc. (Geology), Ranchi University, Ranchi
  • M.Sc. (Geo-informatics), ITC, Netherlands.
  • PhD. (Earth Sciences), Institut de Physique du Globe de Paris, France


  • CEFIPRA/IFCPAR grant for PhD


  • Assistant Professor (May 2016 onwards), Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, Bhopal
  • Senior project associate (December 2009 to September 2012), Department of Civil engineering , Indian Institute of technology, Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh

    Research Interest:

    • Fluvial Geomorphology
    • River and landscape dynamics
    • Remote sensing & GIS

    Selected Publications:

    • Gaurav, K., Metivier, F., Devauchelle, O., Sinha, R., Chauvet, H., Houssais, M., & Bouquerel, H. (2015) Morphology of the Kosi megafan channels, Earth Surface Dynamics 3, 321-331.
    • Sinha, R., Ahmad, J., Gaurav, K., & Morin, G. (2014). Shallow subsurface stratigraphy and alluvial architecture of the Kosi and Gandak megafans in the Himalayan foreland basin, India. Sedimentary Geology, 301, 133-149.
    • Sinha, R., Gaurav, K., Chandra, S., & Tandon, S. K. (2013). Exploring the channel connectivity structure of the August 2008 avulsion belt of the Kosi River, India: Application to flood risk assessment. Geology, 41(10), 1099-1102.
    • Gaurav, K., Sinha, R., & Panda, P. K. (2011). The Indus food of 2010 in Pakistan: a perspective analysis using remote sensing data. Natural hazards, 59(3), 1815-1826.
    • Das, I., Kumar, G., Stein, A., Bagchi, A., & Dadhwal, V. K. (2011). Stochastic landslide vulnerability modeling in space and time in a part of the northern Himalayas, India. Environmental monitoring and assessment, 178(1-4), 25-37


Gaurav, K., & Metivier, F., Morphology of the Kosi river channels. congress des doctorants de l' IPGP 2015, Paris (Talk).


Gaurav, K., Chauvet, H., Métivier, F., Houssais, M., & Bouquerel, H., Devauchelle, O., & Sinha,R. Braided threads morphology of the Kosi River, India, European Geophysical Union, general Assembly 2014, Vienna, Austria (Poster).


Gaurav, K., Chauvet, H., Métivier, F., Devauchelle, O., & Sinha, R. Sediment transport and channel morphology of the Kosi River, North Bihar Plain (India), European Geophysical Union, general Assembly 2013, Vienna, Austria (Poster).


Gaurav, K., Sinha, R., & Tandon, S. K. Spatio-temporal analysis of stream (Dis)connectivity in the Kosi megafan. IGCP 582 annual meeting and conference on "Tropical rivers: hydro-physical processes, impacts, hazards and management 2012", IIT, Kanpur (Talk).