Dr. Sumita Debbarma


Assistant Professor
Phone: +91-9485098488
Email: sumita@mech.nits.ac.in |
Date of Joining: 21-10-2012
Academic Experience: 11+ years
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  • Ph.D.  (from NIT Silchar)
  • M.Tech. (from NIT Agartala)
  • B.Tech. (from  NERIST)


1. 21st Octo., 2012 to till date- worked as Assistant Professor, in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, National Institute of Technology Silchar (NIT SILCHAR), Assam, India.

2. 21st Jan., 2011 to 30th June, 2012- worked as Guest Lecturer, in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, North Eastern Institute of Science and Technology (NERIST), Deemed University, Itanagar, India.


  • Alternative fuels
  • Nano fuel
  • Hydrogen
  • IC Engines.


  • IC Engine
  • Engineering Mechanics
  • Advanced Power Plant Engg.



1. Associate Warden of Girls Hostel No. 2 – 17/05/2013 to 9/04/2015. 

2. Associate Warden of Girls Hostel No. 1 – 01/09/2018 to 23/05/2019.

3. Member, Internal Complaints Committee (ICC) – 26/08/2021 to till date.


  1. Bharti A., Debbarma S., Das B. (2023). Effect of hydrogen enrichment and TiO2 nanoparticles on waste cooking palm biodiesel run CRDI engine. International Journal of Hydrogen Energy. Accepted. Indexed by SCIE, Impact Factor- 7.139.
  2. Kanth S., Debbarma S., Das B. (2022). Experimental investigations on the effect of fuel injection parameters on diesel engine fuelled with biodiesel blend in diesel with hydrogen enrichment. International Journal of Hydrogen Energy. Accepted. Indexed by SCIE, Impact Factor- 7.139.
  3. Das S., Kanth, S., Das B., Debbarma S. (2022). Experimental evaluation of hydrogen enrichment in a dual-fueled CRDI diesel engine. International Journal of Hydrogen Energy; 47:11039-11051. Indexed by SCIE, Impact Factor- 7.139
  4. Kanth S, Anand T, Debbarma S, Das B. (2021). Effect of fuel op ening injection pressure and injection timing of hydrogen enriched rice bran biodiesel fuelled in CI engine. International Journal of Hydrogen Energy; 46: 28789-28800. Indexed by SCIE, Impact Factor- 7.139
  5. Kanth S., Debbarma S. (2021).  Comparative performance analysis of diesel engine fuelled with hydrogen enriched edible and non-edible biodiesel. International Journal of Hydrogen Energy; 46:10478-10493. Indexed by SCIE, Impact Factor- 7.139
  6. Kanth S., Debbarma S., Das B. (2020). Effect of hydrogen enrichment in the intake air of diesel engine fuelled with honge biodiesel blend and diesel.International Journal of Hydrogen Energy; 45: 32521-32533. Indexed by SCIE, Impact Factor- 7.139
  7. Kanth S., Debbarma S., Das B. (2020). Experimental investigation of rice bran biodiesel with hydrogen enrichment in diesel engine. Energy Sources, Part A: Recovery, Utilization, and Environmental Effects. Indexed by SCIE, Impact Factor- 3.447
  8. Debbarma S., Misra R.D., Das B.(2020). Performance of Graphene added Palm Biodiesel in a Diesel EngineClean Technologies and Environmental Policy22, pp. 523–534. Indexed by SCIE, Impact Factor- 3.636
  9. Chakraborty, O., Das, B., Gupta, R., Debbarma, S. (2020). Heat transfer enhancement analysis of parabolic trough collector with straight and helical absorber tube. Thermal Science and Engineering Progress, 2020, 20, 100718. Indexed by SCIE, Impact Factor- 4.946.
  10. Kanth Surya, Debbarma S, Das B. (2019). Performance of a Diesel Engine Fuelled with Nanoparticle Blended Biodiesel. Key Engineering Materials, 821, 189-194. Indexed by Scopus.
  11. Debbarma S., Misra R.D. (2018). Effects of Iron Nanoparticle Fuel Additive on the Performance and Exhaust Emissions of a Compression Ignition Engine Fueled With Diesel and Biodiesel. ASME Thermal Sci. Eng. Appl.; 10(4): 041002. Indexed by SCIE, Impact Factor- 1.879.
  12. Debbarma S., Misra R.D. (2017). Effects of Iron Nanoparticles Blended Biodiesel on the Performance and Emission Characteristics of a Diesel Engine. ASME Energy Resources Technology; 139(4): 042212. Indexed by SCIE, Impact Factor- 3.54
  13. Debbarma S., Das B., Giri A., Majumder S., Bose P. K. (2011). Back propagation artificial neural network (BPANN) based performance analysis of diesel engine using biodiesel. Journal of Renewable and Sustainable Energy; 3, 013101. pp. 1-12. doi: 10.1063/1.3517229, Indexed by SCIE, Impact Factor- 2.847


  1.  Benjamin E Basker, Abhishek Paul, Sumita Debbarma (2023). Performance testing of a novel perovskite based catalytic convertor for emission reduction of a ci engine under different equivalence ratios. The 4th International Conference on Recent Advancement of Mechanical Engineering (ICRAME) 2023, February 03-05, 2023 at NIT Silchar, Assam, India.
  2. Keetha Vivek, Robba Mohan Chand, K S M R Vamsi, M Venu Madhav, Sumita Debbarma (2023)Optimization of process parameters for bioethanol production from vegetable waste. The 4th International Conference on Recent Advancement of Mechanical Engineering (ICRAME) 2023, February 03-05, 2023 at NIT Silchar, Assam, India.
  3. SubhamcChetri, Abhishek Bharti, Sumita Debbarma (2023). Parametric optimisation by Taguchi L9 approach towards biodiesel production from yellow oleander seed oil catalyzed by waste citrus limeta peel derived heterogeneous catalyst. The 4th International Conference on Recent Advancement of Mechanical Engineering (ICRAME) 2023, February 03-05, 2023 at NIT Silchar, Assam, India.
  4. Bidisha Chetia, Sumita Debbarma (2022). Optimisation of biodiesel production using heterogeneous catalyst from palm oil by Taguchi Method. The 3rd International Conference on Modeling, Simulation and Optimization (CoMSO 2022), December 21-23, 2022 at NIT Silchar, Assam, India.
  5. Subham Chetri, Sumita Debbarma (2022). Optimization of biodiesel production from waste cooking oil Using Taguchi Method. The 3rd International Conference on Modeling, Simulation and Optimization (CoMSO 2022), December 21-23, 2022 at NIT Silchar, Assam, India.
  6. Abhishek Bharti, Sumita Debbarma (2022). Optimization of heterogeneous biomass-based nano-catalyzed transesterification of karanja seed oil for production of biodiesel. The 3rd International Conference on Modeling, Simulation and Optimization (CoMSO 2022), December 21-23, 2022 at NIT Silchar, Assam, India.
  7. Farhina Ahmed, Sumita Debbarma (2022). Optimization of process parameters in biodiesel production from waste cooking oil using Taguchi-Grey relational analysis. The 3rd International Conference on Modeling, Simulation and Optimization (CoMSO 2022), December 21-23, 2022 at NIT Silchar, Assam, India.
  8. Sumita Debbarma, and R. D. Misra (2017). Theoretical route to predict the heating value of biodiesel. Feb 26-28, 2017, Mohali, India.
  9. Sumita Debbarma, Biplab Das and Asis Giri. (2011). Effect of load level on the performance of a biodiesel run dual fuel CI engine using second law analysis. IEEE International Conference and Utility Exhibition 2011 on Power and Energy Systems: Issues and Prospects for Asia (ICUE 2011), Bangkok, Thailand, 28-30 Sept., 2011. http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/xpl/mostRecentIssue.jsp?punumber=6490085
  10. Sumita Debbarma,Swarup Paul, Bijan Sarkar and P. K. Bose (2010). Experimental investigation on Jatropha biodiesel as alternative fuel for IC engine. Published in the proceedings of the International Conference on Advances on Renewable Energy (ICARE-2010), 24-26 June, 2010, at MANIT, Bhopal. M.P., India. ISBN-13 978-81-909984-0-6, p.p. 238-245.
  11. Das Biplab, Deb Barma, S., Debbarma, Sumita, and Lingfa, P. (2008). MesuaFerrea Oil: An Environmental Friendly Alternative Fuel for Diesel Engine. Published online for International Conference on Energy Security and Climate Change: Issues, Strategies, and Options (ESCC 2008) at Sofitel Centara Grand,Bangkok, Thailand, August 6-8, 2008.


  1. Mandal, S. Das, G. Lingfa, and S. Debbarma. Development of an artificial Neural Network model for LASER micro grooving operation on aluminum. Published in the proceeding of National Conference on “Design, Manufacture and Management for next Generation (DMM-2009)”, Perundural, pp.- 335.



  • Prasant, Roy S., Das B., Debbarma S (2021) Experimental Evaluation of Sand-Based Sensible Energy Storage System. Recent Advances in Mechanical Engineering pp 563–572
  • Kanth S., Debbarma S., Jagadish, Das B (2020) Application of MCDM Technique for the Selection of Biodiesel Fuel Blend for Sustainable Motorization. Book Name: Sustainability Modeling in Engineering, p: 337-358. World Scientific, Singapore. (Accepted in press)
  • Debbarma S., Das B., Jagadish (2019) Optimization of performance and emissions parameters of a biodiesel run diesel engine: An integrated MCDM approach. Book Name: Advanced Multi-Criteria Decision Making for Addressing Complex Sustainability Issues, IGI Global, India. 10.4018/978-1-5225-8579-4.ch006




1.  Project titled“Development and testing of combustion characteristics of nanoparticle embedded biodiesel in an open ECUbased dual fuel diesel engine”, sanctioned by DST, SERB, duration 2019-2022, Rs. 23.02 Lakh, (Status-On-going) (Principal Investigator)

2. Project titled: “Development and Testing of nano doped hybridized biodiesel as pilot fuel for hydrogen dual-fuel operation in CI engine”, sanctioned by DST, duration 2019-2022, Rs. 51.5 Lakh, (Status-On-going) (Co-Principal Investigator)



1. Miss. Farhina Ahmed (Reg. No. 22306009) – July 2022 (Supervisor)

2. Miss. Bidisha Chetri (Reg. No. 21-30- 60-31) – July 2021(Supervisor)

3. Mr. Tushar Anand (Reg. No. 22306002) – July 2022 (Supervisor)

4. Mr. Abhishek Bharti (Reg. No. 20-3-02-110) – January 2020 (Supervisor)

5. Mr. Amit Ranjan (Reg. No. 19-3-02-103) – January 2019 (Co-Supervisor)

6. Mr. Benjamin Basker (Reg. no. 18-3-02-128 )- July2018 (Co-Supervisor)


1. Mr. Suryakanth (Reg. no. 18-3-02-110)- (July2018- May 2022) (Supervisor)


Sl. No. Name of the Scholar Title Year Status
1. Subham Chetri  An experimental investigation on CI engine performance and exhaust emissions using biodiesel-CNG dual fuel. 2023 Ongoing
2. Suleman Hussain Barbhuiya Numerical investigation of spray and combustion of gasoline and diesel engine using adaptive mesh refinement 2021 Completed
3. Prasant Design and development of low-cost solar energy storage device for space heating 2020 Completed
4. Sumit Gupta Thermal performance of PCM-assisted heat pipe-based solar energy storage system 2019 Completed
5. Arvind Kumar Biodiesel production from palm oil and the effects of its blends with diesel on the performance, emission, and second law efficiency of C.I engine 2015 Completed