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Dr. M. Ravichandran

Name

Dr. M. Ravichandran

Date of Birth

18 May, 1965

Educational Qualifications

Dr. M. Ravichandran has assumed charge as Secretary, Ministry of Earth Sciences (MoES) from 11 Oct 2021.
He obtained his Ph.D degree in Physics from University of Pune. He was Director at NCPOR, Goa (2016-2021). He worked as a Scientist in Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology (ESSO-IITM), Pune (1988 to 1997).
He worked as a Scientist in Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology (ESSO-IITM), Pune (1988 to 1997), at National Institute of Ocean Technology (ESSO-NIOT), Chennai (1997-2001) and at Indian National Centre for Ocean
Information Services (ESSO-INCOIS), Hyderabad (2001-2016) before joining at NCPOR.

MoES Secretary

MoES

Date Of Joining As Secretary MoES

11 October, 2021

Date Of Retirement

31 May, 2025

Present organisation

Secretary , Ministry of Earth Sciences (MoES)

Present address

Prithvi Bhavan, Lodhi Road, New Delhi 110003

Telephone

Mobile (optional)

FAX

Email

secretary@moes.gov.in

Important Positions held:

Years

Institution

Position held

October 11, 2021 onwards

Ministry of Earth Sciences

Prithvi Bhavan, Lodhi Road, New Delhi 110003

Secretary

2018-present

Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research (SCAR) of International Science Council (Capacity Building)

Vice-President

2016-present

International Arctic Science committee (IASC)

Alternate Delegate-India, Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research (SCAR)

Indian Rep: Council of Managers of National Antarctic Programs

Alternate Delegate-India, Antarctic Treaty System

Council Member

2012 to 2016

Indian Ocean Panel of GOOS/CLIVAR, Climate Research program of WCRP

Co-Chair

2005 to 2016

International Argo Steering Team & Regional Argo Co-ordinator for the Indian Ocean

Member

2010- 2017

SIBER (Sustained Indian Ocean Biogeochemical and Ecological Research ) Scientific Steering Committee

Member

Biodata

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Pre and Applied Geophysics (Atmospheric and Ocean Sciences) (2015 to present)