Dr. N. M. Alam


Agricultural Statistics


Design of Experiments; Timeseries Analysis; Statistical Modelling; Decision Support System; Extreme Weather Analysis; Insect Lifecycle Modelling



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  1. Risk Assessment through Modeling of Major Pests and diseases of jute under Climate Change Scenario in India. (In House Project)
  2. Jute-Mungbean Intercropping: a Statistical Perspective. (In House Project)
  3. Scope of value chain development in jute and role of farmers producers Organization. (In House Project)
  4. Impact assessment of CRIJAF technologies in Jute-ICARE areas of West Bengal. (In House Project)
  5. Decision support system for obtaining best management practice in erosion risk areas (In House Project)


  1. Young Scientist Award: Received the IISWC Young Conservationist Award-2016 from Indian Association of Soil and Water Conservation, Dehradun
  2. Best Poster Award: Alam NM, Jana C, Sharma NK, Tiwari AK and Mishra PK (2014). Statistical modelling of extreme rainfall in Shivalik region. In: “ISTS-IUFRO conference on sustainable resource management for climate change mitigation and social security” in 2014 at Chandigarh
  3. Best Poster Award: Alam NM, Gotyal BS, Barman D, Satpathy S, Mitra S and Sarkar SK (2020) Risk assessment and spread of Cutworm (Spodoptera litura) under climate change scenario in major jute growing states of India through life cycle modelling. In: National Seminar on Agrometeorological intervention for enhancing farmers’ income in 2020 at KAU, Thrissure
  4. Best Paper Award: Panwar P, Pal S, Bhatt VK, Prasad R, Kaushal R and Alam NM (2014) Fractal branching model for non-destructive biomass estimation in Terminalia chebula and Emblica officinalis agroforestry plantations. International journal of bio-resoruce and stress management, 5(3): 326-332
  5. Best Paper Award: Tania Bhowmick, Barman D, Alam NM, Saha R, Roy S, Das S, Bagui A, Chakarvarty A, Banarjee P (2019) Spatial and temporal variability analysis of rainfall for major jute growing district of West Bengal. In: International Symposium on Advances in agrometeorology for managing climate risks of farmers in 2019 at JNU, New Delhi

  1. Alam NM, Sharma GC, Moreira E, Jana C, Mishra PK, Sharma NK, Mandal D (2017) Evaluation of drought using SPEI drought class transitions and log-linear models for different agro-ecological regions of India. Physics and Chemistry of the Earth, Parts A/B/C, 100: 31-43,

  2. Kaushal R, Singh I, Thapliyal SD, Gupta AK, Mandal D, Tomar JMS, Kumar A, Alam NM, Kadam, D, Singh DV, Mehta H, Dogra P, Ojasvi PR, Reza S and Durai J (2020) Rooting behaviour and soil properties in different bamboo species of Western Himalayan foothills, India. Scientific Reports, https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-020-61418-z.

  3. Alam NM, Jana C, Panwar P, Kumar G, Mishra PK, Sharma NK, Tiwari AK (2015) Weekly rainfall analysis for crop planning in rainfed Shivalik Himalayas of India. Journal of Agrometeorology, 17 (2): 234-240.

  4. Ghosh BN, Meena VS, Singh RJ, Alam NM, Patra S, Bhattacharyya R, Sharma NK, Dadhwal KS, Mishra PK (2018) Effects of fertilization on soil aggregation, carbon distribution and carbon management index of maize-wheat rotation in the north-western Indian Himalayas. Ecological Indicator, 10:4966 https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ecolind.2018.02.050.

  5. Ghosh BN, Meena VS, Alam NM, Dogra P, Bhattacharyya R, Sharma NK, Mishra PK (2016) Impact of conservation practices on soil aggregation and the carbon management index after seven years of maize–wheat cropping system in the Indian Himalayas. Agriculture, Ecosystems & Environment, 216: 247-257

  6. Sharma NK, Singh RJ, Mandal D, Kumar A, Alam NM, Keesstra S (2017) Increasing farmer’s income and reducing soil erosion using intercropping in rainfed maize-wheat rotation of Himalaya, India. Agriculture, ecosystems & environment, 247: 43-53

  7. Kaushal R, Kumar A, Alam NM, Mandal D, Jayaparkash J, Tomar JMS, Patra S, Gupta AK, Mehta H, Panwar P, Chaturveid OP, Mishra PK (2017) Effect of different canopy management practices on rainfall partitioning in Morus alba. Ecological Engineering, 102: 374-380

  8. Alam NM, Mishra PK, Jana C, Adhikary PP (2014) Stochastic model for drought forecasting for Bundelkhand region in Central India. Indian Journal of Agricultural Sciences, 84 (2): 79-84

  9. Kaushal R, Kumar A, Jayaraman D, Mandal D, Rao IVR, Dogra P, Alam NM, Gupta A, Tomar JMS, Singh DV, Mehta H and Mishra PK (2018) Research methodologies for field monitoring, analysis and evaluation of resource conservation aspects of bamboo. International Bamboo and Rattan Organization, ISBN: 978-92-990082-9-4.