Sanghamitra Basu (PhD, MA, Conservation Studies, IAAS, York, UK), Post Graduate (Urban Planning, School of Planning and Architecture, New Delhi, India), B.Arch (Hons.), is currently an associate professor at the Department of Architecture & Regional Planning of the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) in Kharagpur, India.
Dr Basu has 33 years of experience in teaching at undergraduate and post graduate levels. She has been active in research and consultancy projects in the field of historic preservation, sustainable tourism, heritage management, participatory planning, housing and neighbourhood planning, GIS application and architectural pedagogy.
She has several publications in journals, chapters in books, monograph and papers presented in international and national conferences. She has guided PhD works in postmodern and traditional architecture and at present has several scholars working under her supervision in the fields of cultural heritage, tourism planning, neighbourhood and social cohesion, and improving quality of life of senior citizens.
Dr Basu served as a member of an apex body, the National Monuments Authority, Ministry of Culture of the Government of India. She is a member of editorial and review boards of several peer reviewed journals and also a member of the Scientific Committee, ICOMOS General Assembly and the Scientific Symposium 2017 in India.