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Name Dr. M. Ravichandran
Date of Birth 18 May, 1965
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 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 Ministry of Earth Sciences (MoES)
Persent Address Prithvi Bhavan, Lodhi Road,
New Delhi 110003

Important Positions held:

Years Instituition Position Held
October 11, 2021 onwards Ministry of Earth Sciences
Prithvi Bhavan, Lodhi Road, New Delhi 110003
2018-present Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research (SCAR) of International Science Council (Capacity Building) Vice-President
September 2011 to October 15, 2018 National Centre for Cell Science , Pune Director
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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