Ranjana Jha

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  • Profile
  • QualificationsM.Sc., Ph.D.
  • DesignationProfessor and Head
  • DivisionPhysics
  • Contact No.91-11-25000187, +91-9810210255
  • E-Maildrranjanajha@gmail.com, ranjana@nsit.ac.in


Prof. Ranjana Jha, Department of Physics, Netaji Subhas Institute of Technology, has been actively involved in research and teaching in the field of Solar Energy materials and Applied Physics. Received Lifetime Achievement award in Science, Venus International Women Awards, 2017 conferred by Centre for Women Empowerment-CWE of Venus International Foundation. IMRF Achievers Award 2018 in Applied Physics has been conferred by The International    Multidisciplinary Research foundation.

She has served as a member of Board of Research Studies of FOT (DU), member of Academic Council, NSIT, addition to being a chairman / member of various other committees at Institute and University level. Prof. Ranjana has also long experience in handling different academic and administrative responsibilities at NSIT.

She is founder and in-charge of Research Lab for Energy Systems at Department of Physics. Her research interest is Solar Energy Materials and Solar Energy Utilization, Development of Nano-structured thin film Solar cells and Characterization of Energy Materials for Device Applications. 

Several postgraduate students have been awarded Ph.D degree and at present many students are pursuing their respective Ph.D under her supervision in Solar Energy materials and utilization and published their research work in SCI Indexed journals under the umbrella of Research Lab for Energy Systems. Several students of B.Tech and M.Sc., level have worked under her supervision for their research projects required by their respective University.


Published 93 manuscripts in reputed international/national journals and proceedings. The papers authored/ co-authored by her, have received best paper prize, best oral and poster award, innovative pitch speaker at various national/ international conferences. 

Undertaken several research projects from AICTE, DST, PCRA and MNRE. The project proposal submitted by her in the International Green and Sustainable Chemistry Challenge, Elsevier was selected in top 53 proposals. 

She has been awarded the certificate of Outstanding Reviewer twice, (2014 & 2016) by Solar Energy Journal, Elsevier. She has been reviewer of several journals and conferences held in India and Abroad.

She is Nodal Officer, Solar Rooftop Power Plant at NSIT. Project in charge of NSIT Solar Car concept from 2009, to demonstrate the viability of application of photovoltaic technology in the automotive industry. She has organized National and International Conferences/Seminars/ Workshops/ Exhibitions organized in various capacity.

She is Life member of various learned societies such as Solar Energy Society of India; Indian Chapter of International Centre of theoretical Physics, Italy; Indian Carbon Society, NPL, New Delhi; International Association of Advanced Materials (Sweden), and Institute of Environmental Eco-toxicology and Environmental Sciences, India. Governing council member of Solar Energy Society of India. She is also the Gold member of International Multidisciplinary Research Foundation,Regd by Govt. of India NITI AYOG/ESTD:U/S 35 of 2001,Govt of A.P,India/HQ:Vijaywada,A.P,India.

She has delivered several invited lectures/talks related to Solar Energy Technologies in various educational and research institutions as well as in various national or international conferences and workshops. She has also chaired or co-chaired several sessions in various National or International conferences.


Areas of Interest
  1. Solar Energy Utilization,
  2. Solar Air and Water Heater,
  3. Solar Passive Architecture,
  4. Synthesis and Characterization of Solar Energy Materials,
  5. Solar Cells and Green Technology


  1. 1. System Performance of Built- Storage type Solar Water Heater with Transparent Insulation. H.P.Garg, D.S. Garg, D.S. Hrishikeshan and Ranjana Jha. Solar and Wind Technology, Vol 5, no. Page 533-538, 1988.

  1. 2. Performance Studies of an Integrated Solar Collector – Cum Storage Water Heating System with Transparent Insulation Cover. J.Prakash, H.P.Garg, D.S. Hrishikesan and Ranjan Jha, Solar and Wind Technology, Vol 6, no 2, PP. 171-176, 1989. 

  1. Analysis of a Solar Air Heater with Natural Flow in the Upper Channel and Forced Flow in the Lower Channel. A.K. Bhargava, Ranjan Jha, H.P. Garg. Energy Conservation and management, Vol 30. No. 3, PP. 231-234, 1990.

  1. “Theoretical Studies on the use of Transparent Insulation in some Solar Energy Device”. H.P.Garg, J.Prakash, Ranjana Jha and D.S. Harishikesan. Proc. World Solar Energy Congress. Kobe, Japan Press, 1990, PP 2227-2231.

  1. Evaluation of the Performance of a Cabinet Type Solar Dryer. Sanjay Sharma, V.K. Sharma, Ranjana Jha and R.A. Ray, Energy Convrs. Mgmt., Vol 30, no 2, PP. 75-80, 1990.

  1. Theoretical Analysis on a New Finned Type Solar Air Heater. H.P. Garg, Ranjana Jha, C. Choudhary and Gouri Datta. Energy. The International Journal 16 (10), 1231-1236, 1991.

  1. Thermal Evaluation of a Winter House. Ranjana Jha, C. Choudhary, H.P. Garg, Z.H. Zaidi Energy Convrs. Mgmt. 31(6) 555-563, 1991.

  1. Solar Thermal System with Transparent Insulation. J.Prakash, H.P.Garg, Ranjana Jha and D.S. Hrishikeshan, Energy Convrs. Mgmt., 33 (11) 987-996, 1992.

  1. Performance Parameters of Solar Heated House. Ranjana Jha, C. Choudhary, H.P.Garg and Z.H. Zaidi, Energy Convrs. Mgmt. Vol. 33 no. 4, PP 263-273, 1992.

  1. Design Parameters of Winter House for Thermal Heating. Ranjana Jha G.N. Tiwari, H.P.Garg and Z.H. Zaidi, Energy Convrs. Mgmt 31 (5), 555-563, 1991.

  1. Solar Water Heaters Suitable for high Latitude Stations. H.P.Garg, C. Chaudhary, Ranjana Jha and Z.H.Zaidi. Renewable Energy, 1992.

  1. Performance Prediction of Hybrid Air-to-Water Solar Heater. H.P. Garg, C.Chaudhary, Ranjana Jha. Renewable Energy Vol. 2, no.3, PP 211-318, 1992 U.K.

  1. Different Glazing Systems and their impact on human thermal comfort –Indian Scenario, Mahesh Singh, S.N.Garg and Ranjana Jha, Building and Environment, Vol 43, no. 10, pp 1596-1602,2008.

  1. Benefits of Sol-Gel Electrocromism, Amrita Kumari and Ranjana Jha, Invertis Journal of Science and Technology, Vol-II, No: 1.,2008, pp 24-32.

  1. Organic Solar Cells: A Review, Sarita Baghel, Ranjana Jha. Nikhil Jindal and Nisha Tanwar, Invertis Journal of Science and Technology, Vol.4, Issue 4, Pg 229-233, 2011.

  1. Elucidation of Rational Trends of G 0 , G 1 and G 2 Tier Dendrimer Prepared with Triazine Ring as Core and Malonate Ester as Branching Unit in Terms of Excess Viscosities, Volumes and Free Energies Measured at 298.15 and 303.15 K. in Aqueous Binary Solution, Shalini Gupta, Man Singh, K.C. Gupta and Ranjana Jha, Invertis Journal of Science and Technology, Vol.4, Issue 4, Pg 240-245, 2011.

  1. Numerical model for the prediction of interfacial effect of ZnO/TCO on the performance of dye sensitized solar cells, S.Baghel, R.Jha and N.Jindal, Journal of Photonics for Energy (JPE), Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE). [DOI: 10.1117/1.JPE.2.XXXXXX), E-ISSN: 1947-7988, USA, May 2012.

  1. Life Cycle Assessment of Greenhouse Gas Emissions froma Prototype Solar Electric Vehicle & its Feasibility in the Indian Transportation System, Ranajna Jha, Puneet Upadhyaya and Nikhil Gupta, Invertis journal of Renewable Energy  vol. 2 ,  No. 3 , July 2012 . 

  1. Enhancement Of Indoor Temperature For Human Thermal Comfort Using Variable Glazing Area For Cold Stations Of India, N.Jindal, R.Jha and S.Baghel, International Journal of Scientific & Technology Research, Vol 2, Issue 10, October 2013, ISSN 2277-8616. 

  1. Thermal response of a non air conditioned buildings by using insulation of various thickness at the different positions of the walls and roof at cold stations of India, N.Jindal, R.Jha and S.Baghel, Journal of Environmental Research And Development, Vol. 8, Issue 1, Sept 2013, E-ISSN : 2319-5983. 

  1. Material Selection for Dye Sensitized Solar Cells using Multiple Attribute Decision Making Approach, Sarita Baghel, Ranjana Jha and Nikhil Jindal, Journal of Renewable Energy, Vol. 1, 2014, 506216, PP-7, December 2014.DOI: 10.1155/2014/506216.

  1. Influence of DL-Alanine Fuel Concentration on Structural and Magnetic properties of Nickel Ferrite nanoparticles, Nandini Sharma, Ranjana Jha, International Journal of Innovative Research in Science, Engineering and Technology, Vol. 4, Issue 5, PP-3508- 3515, ISSN(Online) : 2319-8753, ISSN (Print) : 2347-6710, DOI: 10.15680/IJIRSET.2015.04050103, May 2015.



  1. Experimental Studies of Inexpensive Nature Conventional Solar Dryer for Agricultural Products. Sanjay Sharma, R.A. Ray, Ranjana Jha and V.K. Sharma Proceeding of National Solar Energy Conventional held at Madurai, India, Sept. 13-15, 1986.

  2. Investigation on some Natural Conventional Solar Dryer for Agricultural products. Sanjay Sharma , R.A. Ray, Ranjana Jha Published in the Proceeding of National Seminar on Solar Energy and Rural Development at Kolhapur May 29-21, 1988.

  3. Development of an Inexpensive Solar Collector Cum Storage for Agricultural Requirements. V.K. Sharma, Ranjana Jha and R.A. Ray. Proceeding of Third Arab International Solar Energy Conference Solar Energy Research Centre, Baghdad, Iraq, 21-24 Feb. 1988.

  4. Theoretical Analysis on a New Finned Type Solar Air Heater“. H.P. Garg, Ranjana Jha, C. Choudhary and G.Dutta Proc. World Solar Energy Congress, Kobe Japan, Sept. 4-8, 1989. Clean and safe Energy Forever, Vol.1, Pergaman Press, 1990, PP 537-541.

  5. Theoritical studies on the use of Transparent Insulation in some Solar energy Devices. H.P. Garg, J. Prakash, Ranjana Jha and D.S. Harishikesan. Proc. World Solar Energy Congress, Kobe, Japan Press, PP 2227-2231, 1990.

  6. Solar Water Heating Using Solar Air Collectors. H.P. Garg. C. Choudhary, Ranjana Jha and Z.H. Zaidi. Presented at 6th Miami International Symp. On Heat & Mass Transfer, Dec. 10-12, 1990, Miami Florids, USA.

  7. Design Parameters of a Winter House for Thermal Heating. Ranjana Jha Proc. VIII International Congress and Exhibition, New Delhi, November 29-30, 1994 PP- 105.

  8. Design Parameters of Non- Air Conditioned Passive Solar House for Cold Climate of Srinagar, India. Ranjana Jha and H.P.Garg, Proc. Indoor Air Temperature Standards for 21st Century Oxford Brookes University , U.K. August 26-28 th, 1994.

  9. Performance Prediction of a Non- Air – Conditioned Passive Solar House for Cold Climate of Srinagar, India. Ranjana Jha and H.P.Garg, Proc. World Renewable Energy Congress-VI at Brightion, UK, 2000, PP2273-2276.

  10. Performance Prediction of a Hybrid Air to Water Solar Heater. Ranjana Jha Proc. ISES 2001, Adelaide, Australia, 2001, 8 Pages.

  11. Performance Prediction of a Root Zone Sewage System in India. V.K. Kapoor , Ranjana Jha & N.C. Nigam Proc. of Vth Annual Conference of Indian Society of Information Theory and Application, 2002.

  12. Performance Prediction of Rain Water Harvesting System at NSIT, Dwarka, India. V.K.Kapoor, A.Arora , Ranjana Jha , Proc. of Vth Annual Conference of Indian Society of Information Theory and Application, 2002.

  13. Thermal evaluation of a “ Winter – House “ incorporated with Closed loop Air- To- Water solar Collector Design. Ranjana Jha, Proc. of Solar World Congress, Orlando, Florida, USA from 6th -12th Aug. 2005.

  14. Sun in Hindu Mythology , Ranjana Jha , History Paper , Proc. of solar World Congress Orlando , Florida , USA , from 6th -12th Aug. 2005.

  15. Computation of heating and cooling Degree-Hours for different climates of India, S.Rajkumar, S.N.Garg, S.C.Kaushik and Ranjana jha, Proceedings of SOLARIS 2007, 3rd International Conference on Solar Radiation and Day Lighting, Feb. 7-9, 2007, New Delhi, India.

  16. Performance Prediction of Different Glazing Systems and Impact on Human Thermal Comfort- Analysis of Two Climatic Zones in Indian – Subcontinent. Ranjana Jha, Proceedings of Solar – 2008, Sen Diego,USA, from 5th-9th May, 2008.

  17. Presented “NSIT Solar Car” at 3rd Renewable Energy India Expo at Pragati Maidan , N. Delhi 10-12 Aug, 2009 and awarded 4th Prize in competition.

  18. Presented “Solar Car Project Advay-II at ISTIAM, Nov.2009, at NSIT. N.Delhi.

  19. Prediction of Indoor Thermal comfort Zone using U values of opaque and transparent component of building for different climatic Zones of India , Proceedings of ICORE-2010 , International Congress on Renewable Energy, 1-3 Dec,2010, Chandigarh, India, Ranjana Jha and Nikhil Jindal.

  20. Recent Developments in Dye Sensitized Solar Cell , First National Conference on Recent Advances in Polymer Nanocomposites, Jan14-15, Department of Physics Zakir Husain College, 2011, University of Delhi. Oral Presentation Of the paper

  21. Energy Efficient Building: Status, challenges and opportunities in Indian scenario, 1st India International Energy Summit (IIES), 28-30 January 2011, Visvesvaraya National Institute of Technology, Nagpur, Maharashtra.

  22. S.Baghel, R.Jha and N.Jindal, “Efficiency Enhancement of Dye Sensitized Solar Cells using Nanomaterials”, 2nd International Conference on National Solar Mission: Issues & Solutions, Mumbai, 19-20 April, 2011.

  23. Nikhil Jindal, Ranjana Jha, Optimization of glazing area for human thermal comfort for cold stations of Indian region, Cleantech for Sustainable Buildings, from nano to urban scale, CIABAT, Lausanne, Switzerland, 14-16 Sept 2011.

  24. S.Baghel and R.Jha, “Advanced Materials and Configurations for the Counter Electrode of Dye Sensitized Solar Cells” International Congress on Renewable Energy (ICORE), Pandit Deendayal Petroleum University, Gandhinagar, Gujarat, 6-7 December, 2012.

  25.  Sarita.Baghel, Darshan Sharma and Ranjana Jha,” Advanced Materials and Configurations for the Photoelectrode of Dye Sensitized Solar Cells, National Conference on Condensed Matter Days, N.I.T Rourkela, Odisha held on 29-31 Aug, 2013.

  26. Darshan Sharma, Ranjana Jha, Sarita Baghel,”Quantum dot based solar cells: recent developments and future challenges”, National Conference on Condensed Matter Days, N.I.T Rourkela, Odisha held on 29-31 Aug, 2013.

  27. S.Baghel and R.Jha, “Analysis of the Effect of Nanostructured Paste Components on the Efficiency of Dye Sensitized Solar Cells: A Taguchi Approach”, International Congress on Renewable Energy, KIIT University, Bhubaneshwar, Odisha, 27-29 November, 2013.

  28. Ranjana Jha and Nikhil Jindal, “ Performance Prediction of Energy Efficient Building using Economical Building Materials in Indian scenario, Oral presentation in Solar 2014, July 2014 at San Francisco, US.

  29. Darshan Sharma and Ranjana Jha, Structual and Morphological Properties of Cobalt- doped ZnO Nano- ampoules synthesized by Co- precipitation Method, ICORE-2014, November 2014 at Delhi, India.