Ministry of Secretary

Dr. M. Ravichandran, Secretary

Name Dr. M. Ravichandran
Date of Birth 18 May, 1965
Educational Qualifications Ph.D degree in Physics from University of Pune. Director at NCPOR, Goa (2016-2021). Scientist in Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology (ESSO-IITM), Pune (1988 to 1997) National Institute of Ocean Technology (ESSO-NIOT), Chennai (1997-2001)
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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
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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
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Editor: Pure and Applied Geophysics (Atmospheric and Ocean Sciences) (2015 to present)