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  December 2017

A Hindi workshop on 18 December 2017

A Hindi workshop will be conducted on 18th December 2017 at IITM on the subject named  "Use of Hindi and other Indian languages on the computer".

Climate Modelling Lecture Series at IITM

Special Lecture series on Cloud Convection And Parameterization by Prof. Christian Jakob, Prof of Climate Modelling, School of Earth, Atmosphere and Environment, Monash University, Australia has been organized by IITM during 11-14 December 2017.

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Lecture-1  Lecture-2  Lecture-3
Lecture-4  IMSP Lecture

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Dr. Vishal Dixit, Damianos Mantsis, Steven Sherwood and Olivier Geoffroy Climate Change Research Centre, University of New South Wales, Sydney is on visit to IITM. He will deliver a seminar on the topic "The mechanism limiting the northward extent of African monsoon in a GCM and high resolution (4 Km) simulations of present and past climate" on 15th December 2017 at IITM.

Dr. Sundararaman G. Gopalakrishnan, Ph.D. Lead Meteorologist, Modeling and Hurricane Forecast Improvement Project (HFIP) Development Manager, Hurricane Research Division/AOML/NOAA is on visit to IITM. He gave a seminar on the topic “Advances and Challenges in Tropical Cyclone Structure & Intensity Predictions: Large-Scale & Convection“ on 5th December 2017 at IITM

Prof. Adam Sobel, Professor, Applied Physics & Applied Mathematics and Earth & Environmental Sciences, Columbia University, New York, is on visit to IITM. He will give a seminar on the topic "Dynamics of tropical intraseasonal oscillations“ on  8th December 2017 at IITM.

November 2017

Public lecture on Indian Monsoon by ICMPO, IITM, Pashan

The 23rd session of Climate and Ocean - Variability, Predictability and Change-Scientific Steering Group (CLIVAR-SSG) was organised at IITM under International CLIVAR Monsoon Project Office (ICMPO) during 27-30 November 2017. On this occassion a public lecture followed by cultural program was arranged. All were invited to attend it.

(a) Public Lecture

  Speaker : Prof Andrew Turner, University of Reading, UK
  Day and Date : 27th Nov 2017 at 18.15 hrs
  Title : Modelling the Indian Monsoon and the INCOMPASS field campaign
  Venue : Meghdoot Complex

(b) Cultural Program

   "Glimpses of India" : Various dance forms in different parts of India
    by Vajra Studio of Dance, Pune
    Day and Date : 27th Nov 2017 at 19.15 hrs
    Venue : Meghdoot Complex

Quami Ekta Week at IITM

On account of “Quami Ekta Week” (National Harmony Campaign Week)  the pledge was undertaken by all IITM employees on 24th November 2017.


Rooftop Solar System of 230 KW capacity inaugurated at IITM

Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology (IITM)  inaugurated its 230.4 kWp Roof Top Solar Power plant on 24 November 2017 at the hands of  Dr Rajeevan, Hon’ble Secretary, MoES, in presence of Dr K.J. Ramesh, Director General, IMD, Dr S.C. Shenoi, Director, NIOT, Dr. E.N. Rajagopal, Director, NCMRWF and Prof. Ravi S. Nanjundiah, Director, IITM. This initiative by MoES falls in line with Hon'ble Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s call for building a solar powered nation.

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56th Foundation Day Celebration at IITM

IITM celebrated 56th Foundation Day on 17th November 2017. Prof. Nitin Karmalkar, Vice Chancellor, Savitribai Phule Pune University, Pune and Prof. S.K. Satheesh, IISc, Bangalore, was the Chief Guest and Guest of Honor respectively.

On this occasion various awards were presented to the scientists, students, scientific, technical, Administrative support and other staff of the Institute.

Dr. Ananthakrishnan Award for the Best Ph.D. thesis for the year 2016 was felicitated to Dr. S.D. Sanap for his thesis entitled “Study on aerosol-monsoon interactions over Indian subcontinent and CMIP-4 simulations”.

The Annual Silver Jubilee Award for the best research paper published in peer reviewed journal for the year 2016 was presented to Roxy M.K., Modi A., Valsala V., Panickal S. for their research paper entitled "Reduction in marine primary productivity driven by rapid warming over the tropical Indian Ocean” published in Geophysical Research Letters, Vol. 43, January 2016, DOI:10.1002/2015GL066979, 1-8.

The Best Student Research Paper Award for 2016 was presented to Kum. Rohini P. and Dr. Abhik S.  for their papers entitled “On the variability and increasing trends of heat waves over India” published in Scientific Reports, 6:26153, May 2016, DOI:10.1038/srep26153, 1-9 by Rohini P. and “Diagnosis of boreal summer intraseasonal oscillation in high resolution NCEP Climate Forecast System” published in  Climate Dynamics, vol. 46, May 2016, DOI:10.1007/s00382-015-2769-9, 3287-3303 by Abhik S., respectively.

Shri D.W. Ganer, Smt. Sangita Otari, and Shri D.D. Takawale received the Excellent Performance Award for the year 2016 for the Scientific, Administrative, Support and Multi-Tasking Staff, respectively at the hands of Prof Ravi Nanjundiah, Director, IITM. 

An Award comprising a citation and a reward of relevant books worth Rs. 7500/- for research fellows for their performance in the pre-PhD course work for the year 2016-17 was given to research fellows Ms. Sreyashi Debnath, Mr. Abirlal Metya and Ms. Lois Thomas. 

This year, 'Swachhta Hi Sewa (SHS)' campaign was observed from 15th September 2017 to Gandhi Jayanti.  Swachhta System was monitored in all laboratories/ Units/ Divisions/ Sections of IITM. Prizes were distributed to the cleanest ones under various categories  by the Director.

ENVIS-PTRMS-Ozone Lab  and Dendroclimatology Lab won the prizes under Scientific Laboratories category;  General Administration Section received the cleanest office premises of units/ Division of IITM; Record Room and IITM Workshop received the prizes for under Rapid transformation towards cleanliness category; Library Premises won the prize under the category of Different Premises of  IITM. 

On this occasion Prof. S.K. Satheesh, IISc., Bangalore delivered IITM Foundation Day lecture on the topic "Short-lived Climate Forcers: Science and Policy”.

In favor of promotion of Devnagari script, more than 10 scientific different regional linguistic posters in devnagari script were displayed on this occasion.

The function was concluded by the Cultural Program arranged by IITM employees in the evening.

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October 2017

IITM Observing "Vigilance Awareness Week" and "National Unity Day"

IITM is observing Vigilance Awareness Week (Satartakata jagrukata Saptaha) in the Institute during 30th October - 4th November 2017. Also National Unity Day (Rashtriya Ekata Diwas) was observed on 31st October 2017.  On this occasion, a pledge was administered by Director, IITM among all the employees on 30th October 2017 for "Vigilance Awareness Week" and  for "National Unity Day" on 31st October 2017. As per the Central Vigilance Commission Guidelines, a Slogan Competition and Essay Competition has been arranged on the theme "My vision-Corruption free India".

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Vigilance Awareness Week , Slogan and Essay Competition

Integrity e_pledge by IITM

IITM took an Integrity e_pledge on Central Vigilance Commission pledge website and committed to uphold highest standards of integrity and good goverance and to follow ethical practices in conducting its activities.

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Participation of IITM in 3rd India International Science Festival (IISF)

The 3rd India International Science Festival (IISF) was organised by Ministry of Science & Technology and Earth Sciences in association with Vijnana Bharati (VIBHA) during 13-16 October 2017 at Chennai. IITM participatedin the Science Expo in MoES pavilion.  

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Hindi and Oriya versions of IITM publication on Lightning released

A Hindi (तड़ित : कारण, नुकसान एवं सावधानियाँ) and Oriya versions of a publication by IITM "Lightning: Causes, damages & Precautions" were released  by the Institute at the hands of honorable  Dr. Prasanna Kumar Patasani,  Member of Parliament (Lok Sabha) and Member of Parliamentary committee on Official Language in the "All India Rajbhasha Hindi Conference and Workshop", organized by Parivartan Jan Kalyan  Samiti – Delhi, at Puri, Odissa during 12-14 October 2017.

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IMS Awardees of IITM

  • Dr. R. Krishnan has been elected as Fellow of the Indian Meteorological Society.
  • Swapna P., Roxy M., Aparna K., Kulkarni K., Prajeesh A.G., Ashok K., Krishnan R., Moorthi S., Kumar A., Goswami B.N., "The IITM Earth System Model : Transformation of a Seasonal Prediction Model to a Long-Term Climate Model" , Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, 98, No.8 (DOI:10.1175/BAMS-D-13-00276.1), 1351-1367, 2015 has been adjudged the best paper for A.D. Vernekar Award on Modelling study on Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences by Indian Meteorological Society.
  • Kulkarni M.N. & Siingh D.K., “The atmospheric  electrical  index  for ENSO modoki:  Is  ENSO  modoki  one  of  the factors   responsible  for   the   warming   trend   slowdown, Nature   Scientific  Reports, 6, (DOI:10.1038/srep24009), 1-10, 2016",  has been adjudged the  best  paper  for Joint award  in  the  category  of  P Krishna  Rao Award on Application of Satellite data and Remote Sensing in Meteorology.
  • Amita Prabhu, R. H. Kripalani, Preethi Bhaskar and G. Pandithurai, “Potential role of the February-March Southern Annular Mode on the Indian summer monsoon rainfall: a new perspective", Climate Dynamics, 47 (DOI:10.1007/s00382-015-2894-5), 1161-1179, 2015, has been adjudged the best paper for J. Dasgupta Award on Atmospheric Observations and Technologies by Indian Meteorological Society.

Awards will be presented to Dr. Krishnan, Dr. Swapna P., Mrs. M.N. Kulkarni, and Dr. Amita Prabhu   during inaugural session of INTROMET-2017 to be held in Ahmedabad on 7th November 2017.

Rajbhasha Karyanvayan Ratna Purskar to Hindi Officer, IITM

Dr. O.N.Shukla, Hindi Officer, IITM was honored by the ‘Rajbhasha Karyanvayan Ratna Purskar’ for his excellent contribution in the Official Language Implementation at the hands of honorable Dr. Prasanna Kumar Patasani, Member of Parliament (Lok Sabha) and Member of Parliamentary Committee on Official Language, in the "All India Rajbhasha Hindi Conference and Workshop"  at Puri, Odissa during 12-14 October 2017.


Dr. John McGregor, CSIRO, Melbourne Australia, is on visit to IITM. He is delivering a seminar on the topic “Two new dynamical core on the Uniform Jacobian cubed-sphere“ at IITM on 16 October 2017.

Dr. Ashish Sharma, Research Assistant Professor, Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering & Earth Sciences and Environmental Change Initiative (ECI), University of Notre Dame, IN, USA is on visit to IITM. He will deliver a seminar "Urban Climate Modelling: Current & Future Research Directions at the University of Notre Dame" on 11 October 2017 at IITM.

September 2017

‘Swachhta Hi Sewa’ campaign at IITM

Institute observed 'Swachhta Hi Sewa (SHS)' campaign from 15th September 2017 to Gandhi Jayanti. Essay competition was held in the Institute on  20th September 2017, during Hindi Pakwada,  in which one of the topic for essay competition was Swachh bharath Abhiyan. As a part of SHS campaign Swachtta pledge was taken by the staff and the officers of the Institute on 22nd September 2017. The staff and officers took active part in cleaning the premises of the nearby Municipal hospital. A short lecture was also given by Institute scientist to the patients about hygiene and cleanliness.  The Institute has also promised the Municipal Hospital to repair the toilets of the Hospital which are in a very bad condition.  On 27th September 2017 the staff and officers of the Institute cleaned and painted the Municipal School, Pashan. On this occasion some officers gave a lecture on cleanliness and hygiene to  the students .

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Celebration of Hindi Pakhavada (Fortnight) at IITM

IITM celebrated Hindi Pakhavada (Fortnight) from 14-28 September 2017 by organizing various competitions viz. Quiz, Solo Song, Noting and drafting, Antakshari, Essay Writing, aashubhashan, ekanki, Poem recitation etc. at IITM. Mr. Sanjay Bharadwaj, Chairman, Hindi Aandolan, Member, Maharashtra Rashtrabhasha Prachar Samiti, was the Chief Guest for concluding Ceremony of Hindi Pakhavada. On this occassion prizes were given to the winners of various competitions.

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  • Dr. Lokesh Kumar Sahu, Associate Professor, Space and Atmospheric Science Division, Physical Research Laboratory, Ahmedabad visited IITM. He delivered a lecture on “Study of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) in India: Anthropogenic vs Biogenic Sources“ at IITM on 29 September 2017.
  • Dr. Vivekanandan, Sr. Scientist, NCAR, Boulder, Colorado, USA visited IITM during 11-15 September 2017. IITM CAIPEEX team scientists had discussions with him on various aspects of C-Band radar observations and validation and also had explorative discussions on lidar investigations of clouds and aerosols.
  • Drs. Jonathan G. Evans and Ross Morrison, Centre for Ecology and Hydrology (CEH), Wallingford, UK visited IITM during 5-7 September 2017. They interacted with COSMOS-IITM team members for calibration of COSMOS-soil-moisture probe installed at IITM.
  • Mr. Edward Lemon, Product Manager for MARGA and on-line IC, Metrohm Applikon BV, The Netherlands visited IITM. He  delivered a seminar on the topic “MARGA System: Technology Development in aerosol and gaseous chemistry​“ on 15th September 2017 at IITM
  • Dr. Alfons Jordan, IONICON Analytik,  Austria visited IITM. He gave a seminar on the topic "PTR-MS-Technology Advancement and its application in Ambient Air Analysis" at IITM on 12th September 2017

August 2017

Observance of "Sadbhavana Diwas” at IITM

The "Sadbhavana Diwas” will be observed at IITM on 18th August 2017. All the employees took a Sadbhavana Pledge on this day at IITM.  

71st Independence Day Celebrations at IITM

71st Independence Day was celebrated at Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology, Pune at its premises. Prof. Ravi S. Nanjundiah, Director IITM, hoisted the National flag and addressed the employees about the Institute’s progress and challenges to be faced. In his speech, he mentioned about Prime Minister’s “Mann ki Baat” where efforts made by MoES in terms of weather and forecasting system were acknowledged, in this context, Director, IITM encouraged researchers to work more dedicatedly to take up research in improvisation of forecast system in IITM and also encouraged them to work for delivering services to the nation.

IITM, New Delhi Branch Office also celebrated the 71st Independence Day at New Delhi Branch Office.

On this occasion of Independence Day Celebrations, a fancy dress event for the children of the employees of the Institute was organized at IITM Pune. The theme of fancy dress was related to freedom of India/ diversity of India. Fancy dress competition was held after the flag hoisting.

Prizes were given away by the hands of Director to all the participating children and security guards of the Institute.

The program concluded with a high tea. All employees attended the function.

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Climate Proofing of Jalyukta Shivar Abhiyan (JSA) : Validation Workshop at IITM

A half day regional climate change workshop, entitled 'Climate Proofing of Jalyukta Shivar Abhiyan (JSA) : Validation' was held on 8 August 2017 at IITM, Pune.  The event was organized jointly  by Watershed Organisation Trust (WOTR), Pune and  IITM Pune.

Around 22 high level officials from Ministry of agriculture and irrigation , Govt of Maharashtra attended the workshop.  During the workshop, various aspects of present status of Jalyukt Shivar Abhiyan (Water conservation practices) in Maharashtra was reviewed on the basis of  Study conducted by Action on Climate Today (ACT) DfID-UK and Watershed Organisation Trust (WOTR). Appropriate recommendations were proposed  for climate proofing of  the JSA programme with particular focus for ‘enhancing soil and water conservation capability using appropriate area and drainage treatments’ in the context of regional and global climate change.  

A lead talk on "Climate Variability, change  and likely impacts over Maharashtra" was delivered by Dr. (Mrs.) Ashwini Kulkarni, Project Director, IITM Pune.

An invited talk entitled "COSMOS-India  Network : The field scale soil moisture monitoring" was delivered by Dr. Milind Mujumdar, Scientist, Centre for Climate Change Research, IITM Pune.

Institute Exhibition at IITM, following MoES Foundation Day: 31 Jul. to 4 Aug. 2017

IITM conducted an Institute Exhibition at its Pune office campus during 31 July 2017 to 4 August 2017, following the foundation day of the Ministry of Earth Sciences (MoES). Students & faculty members of various schools/colleges/Universities were invited to visit IITM during this period. Presentations, short documentary films and laboratory visits were arranged for the visitors during 10 a.m. to 2 p.m during the above days.

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Prof. Ralf Toumi, Head of Space and Atmospheric Physics, Dept. of Physics Imperial College, London, UK is on visit to IITM. He will deliver a seminar on the topic "Coupled ocean-atmosphere-wave negative feedback on land falling tropical cyclones" at IITM on 30 August 2017.

Prof Detlef Stammer, Co-Chair, Scientific Steering Group, CLIVAR, Director of the Center for Earth System Research and Sustainability Universitat Hamburg, Germany, visited IITM  and he delivered a seminar on the topic "Dynamic Ocean response to projected changes of the Global water cycle" on 17 August 2017.

Prof Jose Santos, Executive Director, International CLIVAR Project Office Quingdao, Chin visited IITM. He delivered a seminar on topic "ENSO impact on Ecuador : Some lessons learnt" on 17 August 2017 at IITM.

Dr. Duncan Axisa, Cloud physics expert, Droplet Measurement Technologies, visited IITM. He delivered seminar on “Towards understanding dust cloud interactions“ on 28th July at IITM. He delivered a seminar on the topic "New particle formation in the mid latitude upper troposphere" on 1st August 2017 at IITM.

July 2017

MoES Annual Awards 2017 to IITM employees

Dr. Suresh Tiwari, was awarded the Certificate of Merit for the year 2017 for his outstanding contribution in the field of Atmospheric Science and Technology. The award carries a trophy, a citation and a cash prize of Rs. 50,000/-. Shri. Sunil HendreSmt. Kavita Bharati under category ‘Group B’, Shri. Hanuman Trimbake  under category ‘Group C’ and Shri Prakash Vyavahare under the category 'Multi Tasking Staff’ from the Institute got the MoES Annual Award for Best Employees for the year 2017. Their MoES award carries a cash prize of Rs. 15,000/-, Rs. 10,000/- and Rs. 7,500/- for ‘Group B’, ‘Group C’ and ‘Multi Tasking Staff’ category respectively with a citation. The awards were presented at the hands of Dr. M. Rajeevan, Secretary, MoES on the occasion of Foundation Day celebrations held on 27th July 2017 at New Delhi.

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Release of Climate Change over India – An Interim Report

Dr. Harsh Vardhan, Hon'ble Union Minister for Ministry of Science & Technology and Ministry of Earth Sciences released a report "Climate Change over India" - an interim report on the occasion of Foundation Day of Ministry of Earth Sciences in New Delhi on 27 July 2017.

This Interim Report on Climate Change over India prepared by the Centre for Climate Change Research (CCCR) in the Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology (IITM) Pune, is intended to provide a brief overview of (a) Updated assessment of observed climate change over India (b) Future climate projections over India (c) Development of the IITM Earth System Model to better understand and quantify climate change and its regional impacts. The three topics, which are among the core research activities of the CCCR at IITM, have been presented as three chapters in this Interim Report, and an updated report is planned to be submitted later next year.

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Honor to Dr. Roxy Koll

Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has selected Dr. Roxy Koll as a Lead Author of the IPCC Special Report on the Ocean and Cryosphere in a Changing Climate, and as a Reviewer of the IPCC Special Report on 1.5 Degrees.

Dr. Bidyut B. Goswami, Postdoctoral fellow, New York University, Abu Dhabi (NYUAD) is on visit to IITM. He delivered a seminar on "An attempt to break the deadlock: A stochastic convective parameterization approach" on 19th July 2017 at IITM.

Dr. Rajesh Janardanan, Research Associate, NIES, Tskuba, Japan is on visit to IITM. He delivered a lecture on “Satellite observations of greenhouse gases and monitoring anthropogenic emission inventories“ on 21st July 2017.

National training workshop on GHG measurements at IITM

The Training Center, Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology, is conducting a 5-day National training workshop on Greenhouse gas measurements, interpretation and inverse modeling at IITM, Pune 10-14 July 2017.

The online application and scoping paper is available at:

The application deadline is 05-June-2017

A Registration fee of Rs. 1000/- per participants will apply.
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Short Course on Dynamic Data Assimilation at IITM

Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology will be conducting "A Short Course on Dynamic Data Assimilation: Theory and Applications" during 26 June - 7 July 2017.

This course will provide  a classification of forecast errors and develop methods for correcting forecast errors using Dynamic Data Assimilation - which is a process for systematic fusion/merging of data into the models. The aim of this course is to provide a broad background on the basic principles and mathematical tools needed to assimilate data into models of various kinds and analyze the forecast generated from the assimilated models. Interested participants may send their resumes along with recommendation letter from their HOD or head of the institute to Dr. C. Gnanaseelan (, Scientist-F, Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology, Dr. Homi Bhabha Road, Pune-411008 by 15 April 2017.

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June 2017

Swachhta Pakhawada Campaign at IITM: 16 - 30 June 2017

IITM is observed the Swachhta Pakhawada during 16-30 June 2017. The Swachhta campaign at IITM was inaugurated by Prof. Ravi S. Nanjundiah, Director, IITM. As part of the campaign, all the officials including the Director took active part in the cleanliness drive and cleaned the premises outside the Office Main Gate and the area between the compound wall and the Main Pashan Road.

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International Yoga Day Celebration at IITM

Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology (IITM) in association with IITM Recreation Club celebrated the International Yoga Day on 21st June 2017 at the basement of the Meghdoot Auditorium of IITM.  Mr. Subramanium, a volunteer from Isha Foundation conducted the Yoga Session at IITM. Prof. Ravi S. Nanjundiah, Director, IITM inaugurated the session at 09:00 am in the morning. He briefly described the benefits of doing Ypga for our everyday life. Around 85 staffs of IITM were present in the Hall to attend the yoga session which lasted for 1 hour 30 minutes. At the end of the session, Dr. Kaustav Chakravarty, General Secretary, IITm Recreation Club thanked the staffs of IITM for coming and taking part in the Yoga Session.

भारतीय उष्णदेशीय मौसम विज्ञान संस्थान (आईआईटीएम) ने आईआईटीएम रिक्रिएशन क्लब के साथ मिलकर दिनांक 21 जून, 2017 को अंतर्राष्ट्रीय योग दिवस, आईआईटीएम के मेघदूत प्रेक्षागृह के बेसमण्ट में मनाया । श्री सुब्रमणियम, इशा फाउन्डेशन के स्वयंसेवक द्वारा आईआईटीएम पर योग सत्र का आयोजन किया गया था । प्रोफेसर रवि एस. नन्जुनडैया, निदेशक, आईआईटीएम ने प्रात: 0900 बजे सत्र का उद्घाटन किया । हमारे प्रतिदिन के जीवन में योग के लाभों का वर्णन उन्होंने सारांश में किया। लगभग 85 के करीब आईआईटीएम कर्मचारी सदस्य हॉल में उपस्थित थे, योगा सत्र 1 घंटे 30 मिनिट तक चला । सत्र के अंत में, डॉ. कौस्तुव चक्रवर्ती, महासचिव, रिक्रिएशन क्लब ने सभी आईआईटीएम कर्मचारी सदस्यों का योग सत्र में भाग लेने के लिए धन्यवाद प्रकट किया ।

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Swachhta Pakhawada Campaign at IITM: 16 - 30 June 2017

IITM is observing the Swachhta Pakhawada during 16-30 June 2017. The Swachhta campaign at IITM was inaugurated by Prof. Ravi S. Nanjundiah, Director, IITM. As part of the campaign, all the officials including the Director took active part in the cleanliness drive and cleaned the premises outside the Office Main Gate and the area between the compound wall and the Main Pashan Road. Weeds and waste scattered around were thoroughly cleaned.
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आईआईटीएम पर स्वच्छता पखवाडा अभियान – 19 जून, 2017
इस कार्यालय में स्वच्छता पखवाडा के अवसर पर आज दिनांक 19.06.2017 को कार्यलय के कर्मचारियों द्वारा रंगसाजी (पेंटिंग) का कार्य किया गया । इस कार्यक्रम के दौरान कर्मचारियों ने बडी उत्सफूर्तता से कार्यालय परिसर की कम्पाउंड की दीवार को बाहर से स्वच्छ करके उस पर रंगसाजी का काम किया । इससे संबंधित झलकियां फोटोग्राफ के रुप में साथ प्रस्तुत है ।

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आईआईटीएम पर स्वच्छता पखवाडा अभियान – 20 जून, 2017

अभियान के एक भाग के रुप में, सभी अनुभागों
/प्रभागों से उनके अनुभाग/प्रभाग से अनावश्यक कागजों/फाईलों को एकत्रित करने और उसे श्रेडिंग मशिन में श्रेड (टूकडे या चिथडे) करने के लिए कहा गया। इससे अनुभाग/प्रभाग की अनावश्यक कागजों/फाइलों को निपटाने में सहायता हुई।
अनावश्यक कागजों को श्रेड किये जाने संबंधी फोटोग्राफस नीचे हैं:

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आईआईटीएम पर स्वच्छता पखवाडा अभियान  - 21 जून, 2017

इस कार्यालय में स्वच्छता पखवाडा के अवसर पर आज दिनांक 21.06.2017 को अभिलेख कक्ष (रिकॉर्ड रुम) की सफाई की गई और सभी फाइलों को व्यवस्थित रुप से क्रम में रखा गया । अभिलेख कक्ष की स्वच्छता करने से पहले और बाद के फोटोग्राफ तथा अनुभागों/प्रभागों से फर्निचर हटाने के बाद के फोटोग्राफ लिए  इससे संबंधित झलकियां फोटोग्राफ के रुप में साथ प्रस्तुत है ।

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आईआईटीएम पर स्वच्छता पखवाडा अभियान  - 22 जून, 2017

स्वच्छता अभियान के एक भाग के रुप में, आज संस्थान के सभी पी.एचडी. छात्रों, वरिष्ठ एवं कनिष्ठ अध्येताओं ने कार्यालय के कम्पाउन्ड के बाहर की म्युनसिपालटी रोड़ की सफाई की । सभी छात्र इस सफाई अभियान में अत्यंत उत्साह से सहभागी हुए । निदेशक महोदय और कार्यालय के वरिष्ठ अधिकारी गण ने भी इस सफाई अभियान में सहभागी होकर छात्रों को प्रोत्साहित किया ।

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आईआईटीएम पर स्वच्छता पखवाडा अभियान – 23 जून, 2017

आज इस कार्यालय के कर्मचारी गण कार्यालय से बाहर निकले और कार्यालय के नज़दीक में स्थित म्युनसिपल अस्पताल कै. सहदेव एकनाथ निम्हण दवाखाना, पाषाण, पुणे के परिसर में सफाई का कार्य किया । इस सफाई के दौरान निदेशक महोदय द्वारा अस्पताल को पच्चीस डस्ट-बिन दान किए गए । कार्यालय के एक कर्मचारी द्वारा अस्पताल के कर्मचारियों के साथ-साथ मरिजों को स्वच्छता के विषय में एक लघु व्याख्यान दिया गया । इस कार्यक्रम से संबंधित फोटोग्राफ्स संलग्न है :

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आईआईटीएम पर स्वच्छता पखवाडा अभियान – 27 जून, 2017

स्वच्छता पखवाड़ा अभियान के अंतर्गत आज संस्थान में वृक्षारोपण किया गया। इस वर्ष में सेवानिवृत्त हो रहे कर्मचारियों से वृक्षारोपण करने के लिए निवेदन किया गया था । इसमें सभी कर्मचारियों ने सक्रियतासे भाग लिया। उसके फोटोग्राफ संलग्न किया है ।  

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आईआईटीएम पर स्वच्छता पखवाडा अभियान -  28 जून, 2017

पर्यावरण के महत्व से जनसामान्य को अवगत कराने के लिए पर्यावरण पर कैप्शन्स (शीर्षकों/स्लोगनों) के साथ
कार्यालय के आस-पास के क्षेत्र में विज्ञापन-पत्र (प्लाकार्डस) प्रदर्शित किए गए । इसके लिए कैप्शन्स कर्मचारियों
द्वारा दिए गए ।
पर्यावरण पर स्लोगण प्रतियोगिता का भी आयोजन किया गया, इसमें काफी संख्या में प्रतिभागी थे 

फोटोग्राफ्स नीचे प्रदर्शित किए गए हैं :

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आईआईटीएम पर स्वच्छता पखवाडा अभियान – 29 जून, 2017


नई दिल्ली और महाबलेश्वर में हमारी शाखा कार्यालय ने अपने कार्यालयों को स्वच्छता पखवाडा के लिए साफ किया। कार्यालय के सभी कमरों और परिसर की सफाई करने के लिए सभी अधिकारियों ने भाग लिया

इस सफाई अभियान कार्यक्रम के कुछ यादगार पल फोटोग्राफ्स के रुप में सलग्न हैं l


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आईआईटीएम पर स्वच्छता पखवाडा अभियान – 30 जून, 2017

संस्थान के सभी पृथ्वी छात्रावास के परिसर की सफाई में, छात्रावास में रहने वाले छात्रों ने सक्रिय रूप से भाग लिया । छात्रावास के अधिकारियों ने भी सफाई अभियान में भाग लिया।

इस सफाई अभियान कार्यक्रम के कुछ यादगार पल फोटोग्राफ्स के रुप में नीचे दर्शाए गए हैं

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Dr. Manik Bali, NOAA, College Park, MD is on visit to Institute. He delivered a talk on “Global Space Based Inter-Calibration System“ on 21st June 2017 at IITM.

May 2017

SAFAR-Ahmedabad & Ahmedabad-AIR plan dedicated to the Nation by Hon. Minister, MoES

SAFAR-Ahmedabad an integrated early warning System of Air Quality,Weather and Health has been dedicated to the Nation by Dr Harsh Vardhan, Hon’ble Union Minister Science and Technology and Earth Sciences (Govt. of India) along with several State Ministers and dignitaries on 12th May 2017 in the  Pandit Deendayal Upadhyay Auditorium,  Ahmedabad, in a glittering ceremony, attended by more than 1400 people.

With the advent of SAFAR, a new health action plan "Ahmedabad- AIR (Air Information and Response)",  has been launched with a lead from Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation and other research organizations which will connect SAFAR products with health related mitigation options. 

This will fuel in building public awareness and strengthen inter-agency coordination which will lay down the foundation for decision support system leading to effective early warning system for the society This is what has been committed by our Government.

SAFAR-Ahmedabad and Ahmedabad- AIR Plan launch: a snapshot

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- Hon’ble Minister addressing the gathering ( audio )

- SAFAR Display launch video

- Facebook post by Hon’ble Minister on SAFAR-Ahmedabad

- Press Release (English)   Press Release (Gujarathi)

- Media clippings on SAFAR Ahmedabad launch

- SAFAR-India: At a Glance (Gujarathi)  
SAFAR-India: At a Glance (English) 

International NASA-ARSET workshop on Remote Sensing 23-26 May 2017

Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology, Pune organized International NASA-ARSET workshop on Remote Sensing of Air Quality: Data, Tools and Applications during 23-26 May 2017. The workshop was inaugurated by Chief Guest, Dr. Suresh Naik (Director, Popular Space Science, Chairman, International Space Society, President, Vijnan Bharati, Pune, & Ex-Group Director, ISRO) and Dr. Pawan Gupta (Scientist, NASA-ARSET and Co-ordinator to the Training from NASA). This training covered the access and use of NASA resources for decision-making activities related to air quality. NASA satellite data can be used for a variety of applications, including air quality forecasting, smoke and fire detection, and PM2.5 monitoring. Resource persons were invited from SAC Ahmedabad, Indian Institute of Remote Sensing (IIRS) and IMD along with the team from IITM and NASA-ARSET. About 45 participants including Air quality professionals and decision makers from local, state, and federal agencies, NGOs and the private sector, various scholars from research institutes across the country and engineers from Pollution Control board participated in the Training Workshop. Participants were made familiar to use available data portals and visualization tools to identify, track, and measure air quality events of their choosing.

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Inaugural Program

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April 2017

Earth Day celebration at IITM

Earth Day is an annual event, celebrated on April 22 by all the Institutes and offices under Ministry of Earth Sciences (MoES), Govt. of India. The Theme of this years’ Earth Day is “Sustainable Earth”.   Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology (IITM), Pune celebrated Earth Day on 22 April 2017. As a part of the celebrations, Climate Quiz, Drawing, Elocution, Skit / Mono-act play  competitions were held for the school children of various age groups. Around 200 students from different schools participated in various competitions. Scientific posters in regional languages were displayed by IITM scientists.

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A Training Workshop on Lightning and Extreme Weather Events during 4-7 April 2017 at IITM

The main aim of the workshop is to create awareness about the above natural hazards among the officials involved in disaster managements and to educate about the precautions that may to be taken to decrease the losses. The intended participants of this workshop are officials in disaster management of various state Governments.

Scientists from IITM and IMD would impart training to these participants. The scopes of the workshop include lectures, visit to laboratories and online training on use of available software to visualize lightning.

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US Embassy appreciated IITM for conducting Workshop

US Embassy  appreciated  IITM for successfully conducting the Workshop on Development and Applications of Downscaling Climate Projections during 7-9 March 2017 under the U.S. – India partnership for climate resilience.

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March 2017

Ninth Southern Ocean Expedition

As a part of the 9th Southern Ocean Expedition, the team from India was invited to meet the President of Mauritius, her excellency Ameenah Gurib-Fakim. The team led by the Chief Scientist Dr. Sarat Tripathy (NCAOR) and Deputy Chief Scientist Dr. Anoop Mahajan (IITM)  discussed about the expedition and  its major scientific objectives. The High Commissioner of India to Mauritius, Mr. Abhay Thakur was also present during the meeting.

INDO-US Workshop on Downscaling at IITM

As part of the INDO-US Partnership for Climate Resilience, the Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology (IITM) , Pune , U.S. Department of State, and others from the NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information are working in a series of workshops and collaborations to advance capacity for climate adaptation planning in India.  The first in a series of workshops is focused on techniques for downscaling climate information and opportunities for sharing available downscaled information to local planners in India. This “Workshop on Development and Applications of Downscaling Climate Projections”  scheduled on March 7-9, 2017 was organized by Center for Climate Change Research,  at the Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology, Pune, India.

The workshop focused on sharing expertise in climate modeling and downscaling between Indian and US experts; present downscaled international climate model data for the Indian sub-continent, including NASA Earth Exchange Global Daily Downscaled Projections (NEX-GDDP) and IITM Coordinated Regional Downscaling Experiment (CORDEX) program for South Asia ; engage and share experience in the applications of downscaled climate information to inform decision making, including discussions on the State Action Plan Development and identify collaborative research opportunities for developing additional high-resolution climate datasets for the Indian Sub-continent and approaches for their use in climate adaptation planning.

The participation in the workshop was by invitation. For details contact Dr Ashwini Kulkarni  at the address /

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Prof. Marianne T. Lund and Dr. Bjørn H. SamsetResearch Directors, CICERO Center for International Climate and Environmental Research - Oslo, NORWAY, are on visit to IITM. They will deliver a seminar on “Precipitation and response model inter-comparision Project (PDRMIR)-Climate Research at CICERO on 7th March 2017 at IITM.

Dr. Alexandru Rap, School of Earth and Environment, University of Leeds, UK  is on visit to IITM. He delivered a talk on  “Aerosol and ozone radiative effects"on 24th March 2017 at IITM.

February 2017


International Workshop on Representation of Physical Processes in Weather and Climate Model

Introspect 2017 Flyer

Introspect 2017 Press Release

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Dr. Ibrahim Hoteit, Physical Sciences and Engineering Division, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), Thuwal, Saudi Arabia visited IITM. He delivered a lecture on “A Data-Driven Modelling System for Studying and Forecasting the Circulation and Climate of the Red Sea”  on 1st February 2017 at IITM.

National Science Day 2017 celebrations

IITM celebrated National Science day 2017 as an open day on 28th February at its premises. Students from various schools and colleges, and public in general visited the institute on this occasion. Visitors were taken on guided tour to different laboratories and facilities at the institute. IITM scientists and researchers demonstrated and explained different aspects of weather and climate sciences to these visitors.

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January 2017

COSMOS soil moisture sensor launched at IITM
A new cutting-edge Cosmic-ray Soil Moisture Observation System (COSMOS) has been launched by Prof. V.K. Gaur, Distinguished Scientist, CSIR Fourth Paradigm Institute, Bangalore & Chairman, Governing Council, IITM on 31 January 2017.  A network of field-scale soil moisture monitoring stations is being developed across India (COSMOS-India) under the NERC-MoES program using cosmic-ray soil moisture sensors (CRS). The IITM CRS is the latest addition to the COSMOS-India network. Other COSMOS-India network sites are located in southern Karnataka (3 sites), Dharwad (1 site) and Kanpur (1 site). Additional sites will be added to the network over the coming months. 

A dedicated Hydrometeorology Research Unit (HMRU) has been set up at the Centre for Climate Change Research (CCCR), IITM. The HMRU will coordinate the development and implementation of observational and modeling activities in parternership with the Centre for Ecology and Hydrology (CEH) UK, the Indian Institute of Science (IISc), the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Kanpur, and University of Agricultural Sciences (UAS), Dharwad. The COSMOS-India project will engage climate scientists and hydrologists to enhance the knowledge base on water balance components (e.g., precipitation, evapotranspiration, soil moisture and runoff etc.), and to develop a national Hydrological Outlook for India.

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MoES Press Release regarding the commissioning of the high resolution Weather Prediction Model

A press release has been issued in regard of very high resolution GFS T1534 (12.5km) model forecast operationalization on the Press Information Bureau site of Govt. of India. Also it shows the integration of scientific research work and services across the MoES Institutions.

The press release is available at following link

Dr. R. Krishnan, Acting Director, IITM has been elected as a prestigious Fellow of the Indian Academy of Sciences 2017

Since the inception of  Indian Academy of Sciences  in the year 1934, nearly 2000 of the leading  scientists of India (as well as some from outside India) have been elected Fellows of the Indian Academy of Sciences. Along with the other academies of the country,  Indian Academy of Sciences  plays a major role in furthering the cause of science in the country.  Accordingly, Fellows of the Academy not only act as  spokespersons for their disciplines, but also for science.

The Academy publishes 10 scientific journals on different  subjects. Every year two meetings are held; the mid-year  meeting in July, usually held in Bengaluru, and an annual meeting held around November in different parts of the country.   Apart from this, the Academy also organizes several discussion meetings on important topics of scientific interest. Detailed information of these activities is available on official website of the Academy.

In order to encourage talented young scientists, the Academy  has a programme of selecting a few outstanding among them as Associates each year. The Academy also has an extensive and active science education programme in which the Fellowship and  the scientific community of the country play an important role.

Dr. Gufran Beig, Project Director, SAFAR, has been awarded as Honorary Professorship at the Amity University

Dr. Gufran Beig, Scientist "G" & Project Director, SAFAR, has been honoured with title “Honorary Professorship”  at the Amity University by the Academic Council and the Board of Management of the Amity University  during the 8th Convocation of the university held on 21 January 2017

Dr A. K. Sahai assumed additional charge of Head, Office of Climate Research and Services, IMD Pune

Dr A. K. Sahai (Scientist G & Project Director, Monsoon Mission at Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology (IITM), Pune) assumed an additional charge of full functional Head of the Office of Climate Research and Services, India Meteorological Department, Pune on 1st January 2017. The Office of Climate Research and Services, IMD has been created by merging Additional Director General of Meteorology (Research) office, Dy Director General of Meteorology (Weather Forecasting) including training division, Dy Director General of Meteorology (Agriculture meteorology), Dy Director General of Meteorology (Climatology) and Dy Director General of Meteorology (Surface Instrumentation). The office of Climate Research and Services, IMD will function to roll out Climate Services for the country under the aegis of the Global Framework for Climate Services framework of the World Meteorological Organisation.

Environmental Awareness Event by ENVIS-IITM  on 16-Jan-2017 to mark 'National Forest Conservation Day'

ENVIS-IITM organized Environmental Awareness Event on the occasion of "National Forest Conservation Day" on 16th January 2017 (Monday) at IITM, Pune. On this occasion Public Lecture on “Forest Conservation and Sustainable Development” by eminent scientist Dr. Rahul Mungikar, Senior Research Consultant, Maharashtra State Biodiversity Board, Pune, is arranged. Various competitions such as Drawing, Best out of waste, Essay writing and Elocution competitions for the school students for standard 5th to 11th are arranged.
For complete details please check out the brochure and agenda of the event.

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Prof. Atul Jain, Professor, Department of Atmospheric Sciences, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champagne, USA is on visit to IITM. He will deliver a seminar on “The Implications of Growing Bioenergy Crops on Water Resources, Carbon and Nitrogen Dynamics in the United States”  on 12th January 2017 at IITM.

Prof. Wojciech W. Grabowski, Senior Scientist from NCAR is on visit to IITM. He will be in the Institute until 10th January 2017. He delivered a talk on  “Modeling condensation in cloud-scale models”  on 9th January 2017 at IITM. He had discussions with IITM scientists.