Dr. Namita Pragya


Brief Profile:

Dr. Namita Pragya is Assistant Professor at Adani University and heads the Centre of Excellence in Energy. Dr. Pragya is also Director, Internal Quality Assurance Cell (IQAC) at Adani University. She has completed her Ph.D. from the University of Petroleum and Energy Studies, Dehradun, in Renewable energy. She has done her MBA with a specialization in Oil and Gas from Pandit Deen Dayal Energy University, Gandhinagar. She has 10 years of experience, which includes 4 years of industry experience and 6 years of teaching experience (various energy domain subjects including fossils, renewables, and environmental management). She is also a Certified Lead Auditor for Environmental Management Systems (EMS 14001:2015) from Bureau Veritas.

Her areas of interest and work include:

  • Study of various energy systems
  • Carbon footprint, Energy footprint & Water footprint using both Greenhouse gas protocol and ISO 14064.
  • Environmental Impact Assessment, Climate change, and sustainability studies,
  • Life Cycle Assessment (LCA), including LCA tools and software, and specializing in LCAs of Energy systems

Research Papers published in national & international Journals /presented at conferences

  • Namita Pragya, Navin Sharma, & Balakrishna Gowda, 2017. Biofuel from oil-rich tree seeds: net energy ratio, emissions saving, and other environmental impacts associated with agroforestry practices in Hassan district of Karnataka, India (Original Research Article). Journal of Cleaner Production (Elsevier), {Accepted Manuscript, Available online 3 July 2017}.
  • Namita Pragya, Navin Sharma, & Asha E. Devnekar, 2017. Estimation of carbon emissions/savings incurred by wasteland and abandoned cropland- conversion from the plantation of biofuel producing perennial tree species-Case study of India (Original Research Article). Global Ecology and Conservation (Elsevier), Volume 11: p 158-164.
  • Navin Sharma, Babita Bohra, Namita Pragya, Rodrigo Ciannella, Phil Dobie, Phil and Sarah Lehmann, 2016. Bioenergy from agroforestry can lead to improved food security, climate change, soil quality, and rural development (Review article). Food and Energy Security, Volume 5 (issue 3): p 165-183.
  • Namita Pragya, Krishan K. Pandey. 2016. Life cycle assessment of green diesel production from microalgae (Original Research Article). Renewable Energy (Elsevier), Volume 86: p 623-632.
  • Namita Pragya et al., 2015. Strategy on tree-based Energy: Clean and sustainable energy for improving the livelihoods of poor people. World Agroforestry Centre, Nairobi, Kenya. http://www.worldagroforestry.org/downloads/Publications/PDFS/RP15690.pdf
  • Namita Pragya, Krishan K. Pandey, P.K. Sahoo. 2013. A review on harvesting, oil extraction and biofuels production technologies from microalgae. Review Article, Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, Volume 24: 159-171
  • Krishan K. Pandey, Namita Pragya, P.K. Sahoo. 2011. Life cycle assessment of small-scale high-input Jatropha biodiesel production in India (Original Research Article). Applied Energy, Volume 88 (issue 12): p 4831-4839
  • Krishan K. Pandey, Namita Pragya, Meenakshi Tomar. 2013. Economic analysis of high input large scale Jatropha biodiesel production in Uttara Khand (UKD). Paper presented in the 10th AIM Association of Indian Management Scholars) International Conference on Management organized by AIMS International in collaboration with the Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Bangalore, India held on 6th Jan, 2013.
  • Namita Pragya, Vivek Chaturvedi, Saurabh Singh. 2007. Life Cycle Assessment of Offshore oil Production. Paper presented in an International Conference, IPMG Conference on Management of Petroleum Sector (ICOMPS), held at Institute of Petroleum Management, Gandhinagar.

Workshops/Conferences Organized

  • Multistakeholder Consultation on Scaling up Modern Bioenergy Production and Use through Sustainable Agroforestry Systems in Nepal, held in Nepal on 16th and 17th of November 2015. Organized by World Agroforestry Centre, University of Leeds, and Ethnobotanical Society of Nepal.
  • Bioenergy and Development: The Investment Case for Sustainable Production Systems, held in Berlin, Germany on 19th and 20th of October 2015. Organized by World Agroforestry Centre and IASS, Potsdam, Germany