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Dr. S. Kaliraj

Scientist C, Crustal Dynamics Group

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Ph. D. : 2016, Remote sensing - GeoTechnology, Manonmaniam Sundaranar University, Tirunelveli
M.Tech. : 2011, Geomatics, Indian Institute of Surveying & Mapping (IIS&M), Survey of India, Hyderabad
M.Sc. : 2008, Remote sensing & GIT, Madurai Kamaraj University, Madurai

Professional career:

2019(July) - Present Scientist C, National Centre for Earth Science Studies
2016 - 2019(June) Scientist B, National Centre for Earth Science Studies
2013 - 2016 Senior Research Fellow (DST-INSPIRE), M.S. University, Tirunelveli
2011 - 2013 Junior Research Fellow (DST-INSPIRE), M.S. University, Tirunelveli
2008 - 2009 Lecturer in GIS, The Gandhigram Rural University, Gandhigram

Areas of Interests:

Remote sensing, Geoinformatics, GIS modeling, Earth & Environmental monitoring and assessment, Coastal dynamics, Natural hazards and vulnerability studies.


  1. Life member – Indian Society of Remote Sensing (ISRS)
  2. Member - International Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ISPRS)
  3. Course Coordinator at NCESS for IIRS - ISRO outreach Programme
  4. Resource Person for DST sponsored winter school training programme at Chitkara University, Himachal Pradesh 2016
  5. Young Scientist of the Year 2016 Award in Remote sensing and GIS
  6. Green Technologist of the Year Award 2017
  7. University First Rank in Master of Science in Remote sensing & Geo Information Technology for the year 2006 – 2008, Madurai Kamaraj University, Madurai
  8. Maveeran Sundaralingam Scholarship Award 2008, Madurai Kamaraj University, Madurai
  9. DST – INSPIRE Fellowship (JRF), Dept. of Science & Technology, Govt. of India for the year 2011 - 2013.
  10. DST – INSPIRE Fellowship (SRF), Dept. of Science & Technology, Govt. of India for the year 2013 - 2016.


  1. Training Course on “Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) Data Processing and Analysis”, IIST-ISRO, Thiruvananthapuram, October 16 – 18, 2019.
  2. Training Course on “Principles of Polarimetric SAR Remote Sensing and its Processing”, IIRS, Dehradun, 18.02.2019 – 01.03.2019
  3. Training course on “Advanced remote sensing technologies: Hyperspectral Remote sensing and LiDAR (GEOCONNECT - 2018)", IIST - ISRO, Thiruvananthapuram, June 11 – 14, 2018.
  4. Training Course on "Application of SARPROZ SW for Multi-Temporal InSAR processing techniques", CGL-NCESS, February 2018.
  5. Training Course on "Desertification and Land Degradation Monitoring, Vulnerability Assessment and Combating Plans", SAC-ISRO, Ahmedabad, March 14 – 22, 2018.
  6. Basic course on “Image Processing with MatLab software”, MathWorks, Bangalore April 2017
  7. Training Course on “Exploring ENVI”, ESRI India, May 2017
  8. Training Course on “Applications of Remote Sensing and GIS for Natural Resources” IIRS-ISRO, Dehradun, January - March, 2015.
  9. Training Course on “Satellite Remote sensing for Earth Science Research (DST-NRDMS Sponsored)”, Centre for Earth & Space Sciences, University of Hyderabad, Hyderabad, Sep – Oct, 2014.
  10. International Training Course on “Ocean Colour Remote Sensing - Data, Processing & Applications (ITCOocean & IODE Sponsored)” Indian National Centre for Ocean Information Services (INCOIS), Hyderabad, November 10 – 14, 2014.
  11. Certificate course on “Microwave (SAR) Remote Sensing for Natural Resources” IIRS-ISRO, Dehradun, February – March, 2014
  12. Certificate course on “Remote sensing, GIS and GNSS” IIRS-ISRO, Dehradun, August - November, 2014.
  13. Training Course on “Geospatial Technologies & Applications (NRDMS Sponsored)”, JNTU, Hyderabad, June – July, 2012.
  14. Training Course on “Photogrammetry Applications (6 weeks Training course - ISRO Sponsored)”, Institute of Remote sensing (IRS), Anna University, Chennai, May – June, 2009.
  15. Training Course on “Geo informatics in disaster management (NNRMS - ISRO Sponsored)”, Geological Survey of India Training Institute (GSITI), Hyderabad, April – May, 2009.
  16. Training Course on “Coastal System: Remote sensing and GIS application (INCOIS Sponsored)”, Center for Studies on Bay of Bengal, Andhra University, Vishakapattanam, February 02-14, 2009.
  17. Certificate course on “Basics of Remote sensing, GIS and GPS” IIRS-ISRO, Dehradun, January - May, 2007.

Projects and Research Works:

  1. PI for SAC-ISRO funded project: Desertification & Land degradation: Monitoring, Vulnerability Assessment and Combating Plans 2018 – 2021.
  2. Coastal vulnerability assessment and mapping in Southern Indian coastal region.
  3. Landuse and Land cover change detection using remote sensing & GIS.
  4. Groundwater recharge potential zone and suitable site for recharge structures construction in River Vaigai basin, Tamil Nadu.
  5. Coastal Geomorphological studies along SW coast of India using Remote sensing Technology.