Dr. M. Ravichandran

Dr. M. Ravichandran
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[at]moes[dot]gov[dot]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
Editor : Pre and Applied Geophysics (Atmospheric and Ocean Sciences) (2015 to present)