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Dr. Madhavan Nair Rajeevan
Designation Secretary, MoES & Former Director (2015)
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Phone (011) 24629771/72
Fax  91-8505902700 (Mob.)
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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 :
  • Cloud-Radiation Interaction and Satellite applications
  • Climate Change and Extreme Weather Events
  • Monsoon Variability and Monsoon Prediction
  • Prediction of Mesoscale Convective Systems
  • Aerosol Radiative Forcing

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

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