Dr. J.C. Kuniyal | GBPNIHE

Dr. J.C. Kuniyal

Scientist G

Centre Head:Centre for Environmental Assesment & Climate Change

Contact: (0592) 241041(O) Extension :33

Area of Specialization

Environmental Assessment

Waste Management

Aerosols Climatology


  • B.A.(EGS) from Kumaun University, Nainital, Uttarakhand in 1983.
  • M.A.(Geography/Agricultural Geography) from Kumaun University, Nainital, Uttarakhand in 1985.
  • Ph.D.(Regional Development Planning) from Kumaun University, Nainital, Uttarakhand in 1990.
  • M.Sc. (Ecology and Environment) from Sikkim Manipal University of Health, Medical & Technological Sciences, Gangtok, Sikkim in 2010.


Solid Waste Management,Aerosols

Trace Gases and Climate Change, Air Pollution Control

EIA of Hydropower Projects

Eco-tourism, and Natural Resource Management

Work Experience


Research & Development

G.B. Pant National Institute of Himalayan Environment

15/11/1993-Till date

Countries Visited

    China    Nepal    Thailand    United Kingdom   

Awards / Recognition


1. Prof. Pran Nath Mehra Young Scientist Award-2005 for outstanding work in Environmental Sciences for significant contributions in developing `Solid Waste Management Technology and creation of its database for hilly regions in the Western Himalaya (2007) by Prof. Pran Nath Mehra Trust, Patiala.

2. Gurukul State Award-2008 for outstanding contribution in Environment (Solid Waste Management, Aerosols Climatology, etc.) 2008 by Gurukul Sanstha, Shimla.

3. Appreciation Award of Environment for outstanding contribution in Environment-2008 by Himalayan Paryavaran Evan Vanya Prani Surksha Smiti, New Manali.

4. Conferred Lifetime Achievement Award-2015 for outstanding contribution in ‘Solid Waste Management and Environmental Impact studies’ by SPANDAN (Enhance Group of Goa, India), given by Chief Minister, Himachal Pradesh.

5. First Position in the University in Post Graduate Examination, 1985

Academic Supervision

  • Status
  • Completed
  • Ongoing
  • Doctoral
  • 15
  • 6
  • Post Graduation
  • M.Tech
  • -
  • -
  • Bachelor
  • 2
  • -
  • Industrial Training
  • 1
  • 1

Research Interests

Broad Subject Area Specialization Sector
Environmental Impact Analysis Carrying capacity of Tourism sector, Solid waste Management, Ambient Air Quality Ecotourism, Waste Management, Ambient Air Quality
Environmental Assessment & Management Aerosols climatology and Climate Change, Green house gases, Impact Analysis of Hydropower Projects Columnar Aerosols, Climate Change & EIA of Hydropower Projects
Natural Resource Management Land use and its changes, Agroecosystem, GIS Land use


Sl.No. Category Numbers
Peer Reviewed Reports 15
Peer Reviewed Papers 70
Paper in Book chapter 32
Popular article 21
Monographs 1
Books 1
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Technical Skills
  • Instruments : Multi-wavelenght Radiometer for AOD, Microtops-Sunphotometer & Ozonometer, Aethalometer for Black Carbon, Ion Chromatographs for ion analysis, RDS for ambient air quality monitoring, etc.
  • -Established Two Environmental Observatories at Mohal-Kullu in Himchal Pradesh & at Kosi-Katarmal, Almora in Uttarakhand states. -Pioneering works in current environmental fields- solid waste management, aerosol climatology, carrying capacity of tourism, crop biodiversity

Extra curricular activities

  • Hobbies:    Reading, Interacting, Kitchen Gardening, Photography, Trekking
  • Sports:       Carom Board, Badminton.