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     Date Submitted:14-12-2013
     Last Modified:16-12-2013 (01:16)
    Job information
     Current job:Scientist-SD
     Employment Term:Either
     Job location:Anywhere
     Date available:within 3months
     Industry:Consulting/Engineering Services
     KeywordsRemote sensing, GIS, GPS, Resource mapping, urban survey, Landuse


    ·         25 years experience in space technology & geo-informatics applications


    Skills & Expertise


    ·         Remote sensing

    ·         GIS

    ·         DGPS & TS survey

    ·         Image Processing

    ·         Web-GIS

    ·         e=Governance




    Space Applications Centre, Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India  June 1985 to Present


    First 10 years as scientist---working in various national and local projects relating to development planning, Natural resource Management, Environmental monitoring.  Then as Techno-supervisor and Project coordinator of various national and state level projects. Also Worked as CEO for 1+ year as CEO I/C. Now involved in Techno-administration and Project planning

    Specialties: Image processing, Geo-informatics application & GPS/TS use for Regional/Urban/local area Database management and development plan preparation. Worked as Techno administrator for more than 5 year.



    January 1988 – Present (25 years 7 months) Odisha, India

    Scientist-SD (from 1994-2013)

    Chief Executive (I/C)August 2008 – October 2009 (1 year 3 months) Bhubaneswar




    ·         Utkal University   PhD - Remote sensing & GIS  2006 - 2013



    ·         ITC, Twente University, The Netherland    M.S degree from ITC, Twente University, The Netherland“Remote sensing and GIS applications in Urban survey & HAS, 1990 - 1991


    ·         IIRS, Dept. Of Space, Govt. Of India   PG Diploma in Remote sensing for Landuse and Urban - Landuse planning, Urban studies from IIRS, Dept. of Space, Govt. of India1988 – 1989,


    ·         Utkal University       M.Sc (Appl.Geog.), - Geo-statistics, Resource management, environment science, hydrology, geomorphology 1981 - 1983

    M.Sc   Ist position in University


    ·         Utkal UIniversity       B.SC (Honours) - Physics, Chemestry, Mathematics, Geoscience,1979 – 1981   Ist class Honours with Distinction, 6th  position in University

    ·         Utkal UIniversity      I.SC     Intermediate Science - Physica, Chemestry, Mathematics, Biology, English 1977 – 1979  Intermediate Science

    ·         Ravenshaw Coligiate School   HSC - Math, English, Science, Geography etc.1966 – 1977 High school exam




    ·          Certificate course on Photogrammetry and Remote sensing from IIRS, Dept. of Space, Dheradun

    ·         Certificate course on Programming Language from OCAC

    ·         Certificate course on GIS from System Research Institute, Pune

    ·         Certificate course on Digital Image Processing from RRSSC/ISRO, Dept. of      Space, Govt. of India

    ·         Short term project oriented training on remote sensing applications, database management, Arc-GIS use, Oracle


    Important Projects Undertaken

    NRDMS-National Natural Resources Data Management System

    IRS-UP-Indian Remote Sensing Satellite utilization Progrmme

    IMSD-Integrated Mission for Sustainable Development

    NUIS-National Urban Information System

    NLUMP- National Landuse/Landcover Mapping Project

    NWUP- National Wasteland Updation Project

    Road Network Database of Odisha state

    Watershed Database of Odisha State

    Block Level GIS Database of 314 blocks of Odisha

    Odisha Sampad

    Cadastral Level Urban GIS for 14 towns of Odisha

    NLRMP- Cadastral Resurvey project


    Papers published in Journals/seminars

    More than 40 technical papers published in journals and seminars.


    Languages known:- English, Odiya, Hindi, Bengali but Educational background from High school onwards is in English i.e. medium of education is in English


    Full professional proficiency/Skills & Expertise/Most endorsed for...

    ·         21Remote Sensing


    ·         14GPS


    ·         7Image Processing


    ·         6ERDAS Imagine


    ·         12Geomatics


    ·         7Spatial Analysis


    ·         11Geoinformatics


    ·         23GIS


    ·         2Cartography


    ·         2Aerial Photography


    Personal Details


    Date of Birth:-    June 1st , 1962

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    I am a Ph.D holder with all technical qualifications and experience in resource management, environment monitoring and infrastructure planning. I have 24 years of experience in technology applications for development planning. I have conducted several capacity building programmes during my service carrier for technocrats, decision makers, professionals and project team members. I have developed and harnessed knowledge and expertise to manage projects related to development planning, infrastructure development, environmental monitoring and action plan preparation for socio-economic issues.  Regarding my service career, first 10 years I worked as a scientist, working in various national and local projects relating to development planning, natural resource management, environmental monitoring.  Then as Techno-supervisor and Project coordinator of various national and state level projects. During my service period I worked as CEO for 1+ year at Odisha Space Application Centre.  I have worked in many Important Projects like NRDMS, IRS-UP. IMSD, NUIS, NLUMP, NWUP, Road planning, Watershed development, Block Level Database, Cadastral Level Urban GIS for towns and NLRMP- Cadastral Resurvey project etc. In all the above projects, I worked as Project Coordinator for the Odisha state, India and most of the projects are related to development planning issues. As Project Co-ordinator my task was related to problem identification,, interaction within organizations, planning and preparing presentations, presentation of products/ solutions to prospective clients, project Management plan preparation, writing summarized project progress reports, coordinating and supporting team members, liase with other Offices/user agencies and quality Assurance. I have successfully completed all in time. I have good organizational skills and developed expertise in a variety of deadline orientated situations. Moreover, I am a highly flexible person who is used to work under very stressful circumstances and with strong analytical skills that enable me to get a relevant overview in a very short time and to take decisions relatively quickly. 

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