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Dr. Madhavan Nair Rajeevan
Designation Former Director (2015) & Secretary, MoES
Date of Birth 27-07-1961
Phone (020) 25865143(O)
Fax  (020) 2586 5142
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Academic Records :
B.Sc.   Madurai Kamaraj University, India   1981   Physics
M.Sc.   Madurai Kamaraj University, India   1983   Physics
Ph.D.   University of Pune, India   1997   Physics

Research :
  • Monsoon Variability and Monsoon Prediction
  • Cloud-radiation interaction
  • Climate Variability and Climate Change
  • Prediction of Mesoscale Weather Systems
  • Aerosol Radiative Forcing

Awards & Honors:
Award NameAwarded By Awarded ForYear
START Young Scientist Award START, USA Best Research paper 2001
20th Biennial Mausam Award Department of Science & Technology, Gov. of India Best Research paper 2001
Young Scientist Award Ministry of Earth Sciences, Gov. of India Research contributions in Atmospheric Sciences 2007

Scientific Career:
1983 -  1985 Senior Scientific Assistant Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (TIFR), Mumbai
1985 -  2008 Meteorologist, Director Meteorological Centre Ahmedabad and National Climate Centre, India Meteorological Department, Pune
2008 -  2012 Senior Scientist National Atmospheric Research Laboratory, Department of Space, Tirupati
2012 -  2015 Scientist-G/Adviser Ministry of Earth Sciences, Government of India, New Delhi
2015 -  2015 Director Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology, Pune
2015 (December) -  Present Secretary, MoES Ministry of Earth Sciences, Government of India, New Delhi