Dr C K Pradhan
Designation Scientist-E & Officer-in-Charge
Divsion ROHC(E), Kolkata
Email pradhan[dot]ck[at]gov[dot]in; pradhanck[at]gmail[dot]com
Contact +91-9433499601

Academic Qualifications

  • Ph. D. (Physiology)


  • Association of Physiologists and Pharmacologiest of India (Life Member).
  • Indian Association of Occupational Health (Life Member).
  • Indian Science Congress Association (Life Member).
  • Indian Society of Ergonomics (Founder Member).
  • Physiological Society of India(Life Member).


  • Smt. Shakuntala Dasgupta Memorial Oration 2011 by The Physiological Society of India
  • Post-Doctoral Fellow : Université du Québec à Montréal, Québec, Canada

Research Interest

  • Ergonomics and assessment of occupational health hazards


  • Number of Publications : 38

  1. Pradhan CK, Goswami A, Ghosh SN, Nag PK. Evaluation of working with spade in agriculture. Indian J Med Res 1986; 84: 424-9.
  2. Pradhan CK, Goswami A, Ghosh SN, Nag PK. Ergo-design and physiological evaluation of spade work. In: Ergonomics in Developing Countries: An International Symposium, Occupational Safety and Health Series 58. Geneva: I.L.O.; 1987 p. 436-44.
  3. Pradhan CK, Goswami A, Ashtekar SP, Nag PK. Use of wireclaw in railway track maintenance work. J Human Ergol 1988; 17: 37-42.
  4. Pradhan CK, Goswami A, Ashtekar SP, Nag PK : Postural stress and discomfort in railway gangmen. Ind J Occup Health 1989; 32: 6-12.
  5. Bhattacharya SK, Pradhan CK, Tripathi SR, Kashyap SK. Human performance capability in psychomotor tasks at variable difficulty levels and physiological reactions under noise and heat conditions. Industrial Health 1991; 29: 129-38.
  6. Nag PK, Pradhan CK. Ergonomics in the hoeing operation. Int J Industrial Ergonomics 1992 (Special Issue: Agricultural Ergonomics); 10: 341-50.
  7. Nag PK, Pradhan CK. WORKMAN - A biomechanical human model for ergonomics application. Ind J Physiol & Allied Sci 1992; 46: 165-72.
  8. Nag PK, Pradhan CK. A computer-assisted model for biomechanical testing of manual material handling tasks. In: Sen et al (Editors). Occupational and Environmental Ergonomics. Calcutta: Indian Society of Ergonomics; 1993  p. 35-39.
  9. Pradhan CK, Bhattacharya SK, Tripathi SR, Kashyap SK. Alteration in physiological characteristics and human perceptual motor performance under combined environment of heat and noise. Ind J Physiol & Allied Sci 1993; 47: 103-14.
  10. Pradhan CK, Nag PK. Influence of air flow on skin temperature. J Human Ergol 1993; 22: 151-61.
  11. Bhattacharya SK, Tripathi SR, Pradhan CK. Heat and noise problems: Case studies. In: Cheremisinoff PN (Editor). Encyclopedia of Environmental Control Technology, Vol 7 (High Hazard Pollutants). Houston: Gulf Publishing Company; 1995  p. 485-501.
  12. Nag PK, Pradhan CK, Nag A, Ashtekar SP, Desai H. Efficacy of a water-cooled garment for auxiliary body cooling in heat. Ergonomics 1998; 41, 179-87.
  13. Pradhan CK. Subjective perception in load handling tasks. Ind J Occup & Environ Health 1999; 3: 74-6.
  14. Pradhan CK, Thakur S. Subjective assessment of work stresses in the automobile transport sector. Ergonomics SA 2002; 14: 2-7.
  15. Pradhan CK, Thakur S. Ergonomic evaluation of workload of food-grain handlers. In: Ray GG, Ganguli AK, Nag PK (Eds). Humanizing Work and Work Environment. Mumbai: Quest Publication, 2003  p. 502-506.
  16. Pradhan CK, Thakur S, Mukherjee AK, Roychowdhury A (2004) Physiological assessment of cycle rickshaw pullers. Indian J Physiology and Allied Sciences 2004; 58 : 113-8.
  17. Pradhan CK, Thakur S, Mukherjee AK, Chowdhury AR. Efficacy of a redesigned cycle rickshaw. In : Chakrabarti D, Das A (Eds) Humanizing Work and Work Environment, New Delhi : Allied Publishers Pvt Ltd.; 2005  p 470-4.
  18. Pradhan CK, Thakur S, Chowdhury AR. Physiological and subjective assessment of food grain handling workers at West Godavari District, India. Industrial Health 2007; 45 : 165-9.
  19. Pradhan CK, Thakur S, Mukherjee A, Roychowdhury A. Energy expenditure of cycle rickshaw pullers in different places in India. Ergonomics 2008; 51 : 1407-17.
  20. Pradhan CK, Thakur S, Mukherjee A, Anthropometric characteristics of Indian cycle rickshaw pullers. J Human Ergology 2010; 39 : 79-88.
  21. Manna D, Thakur S, Pradhan CK, Physiological changes in cycle rickshaw pullers after strenuous exercise. Int J Occ Safety & Health 2012; 2 : 23-26
  22. Pradhan CK, Thakur S and Mukherjee S: Assessment of nutritional status and physiological responses of bus drivers of Calcutta. In Ergonomics for Rural Development, Ed. Prakash C Dhara, Vidyasagar University : Midnapore (2015), p 275-281.
  23. Pradhan CK, Chakraborty I, Thakur S and Mukherjee S (2018) Physiological and Metabolic Status of Bus Drivers. In ‘Ergonomics in Caring for People’ (Eds.) Ray, GG, Iqbal R, Ganguli AK, Khanzode V. Chapter 21. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-10-4980-4_21. Print ISBN: ISBN 978-981-10-4979-8; E- ISBN: 978-981-10-4980-4.