Mr. Rajat Kumar Sharma

Scientist D, Hydrological Processes (HyP)

Email : rk[dot]sharma[at]ncess[dot]gov[dot]in

Phone(Off) : 0471-2511613

Fax : 0471-2442280


Ph.D. : Water Resources and Environmental Engg, Dept. of Civil Engineering, IISc, Bangalore. (Ongoing)
B.Tech. : 2013, Civil Engineering, Madan Mohan Malviya University of Technology, Gorakhpur.

Professional career:

2023(Jan) - Present Scientist D, National Centre for Earth Science Studies.
2019(Jan) - 2022(Dec) Scientist C, National Centre for Earth Science Studies.
2016 (Feb) - 2018(Dec) Scientist B, National Centre for Earth Science Studies.
2015 (June) - 2016 (Feb) Project Scientist B, National Centre For Medium Range Weather Forecasting (NCMRWF), Noida, UP.
2013 (Aug) - 2015 (June) CAT- Trainee Scientist, Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology (IITM), Pune, and Maharashtra.

Research Interests:

Hydrological modelling and Flood Inundation modelling.


  1. Secured 4th Rank in State Merit List in the Intermediate Examination, Uttar Pradesh Board 2008.
  2. Awarded Certificate of Merit by Govt. of Uttar Pradesh.

Workshops/Conferences attended & Paper presented:

  1. ICTP-IITM-COLA Targeted Training Activities (TTA): “Challenges in Monsoon Prediction” at International Center for Theoretical Physics (ICTP) Trieste, Italy from 23 Jun 2014 to 4 Jul 2014.
  2. Brainstorming Workshop on ‘Changing Global Water Cycle and Polar Sciences’ organized by MoES at ESSO-NCAOR, Goa from 13-14 April 2016.’
  3. INDO-US Bilateral Workshop held at CSIR-NGRI, Hyderabad on ‘Assessments of Regional Hydrology Using Space-Borne Gravity Observations from 14-16 Nov 2016.’
  4. International Conference on Water Challenges in India at New Delhi from 8-9 Feb 2017.
  5. 3rd International Conference on Worlds Large Rivers on ‘Status and Future of Worlds Large Rivers’ organized by BOKU University Austria and NIH, Roorkee at New Delhi from 18-21 April 2017.
  6. K Sreelash and Rajat Kumar Sharma. Hydroclimatic trends in Periyar and Netravati river basins, South West India: Implications on sustainable river basin management. 26th Swadeshi Science Congress, 7 – 9 Nov, 2016, CMFRI, Kochi.
  7. Participated and presented NCESS Poster in the Scientific Exhibition organized by Ministry of Earth Sciences, at Parliamentary Complex, New Delhi from 26 July to 4 July 2017.
  8. K Sreelash, Rajat Kumar Sharma, Gayathri J A and Vipin T Raj. (2017). Effect of changes in the land surface and precipitation on the hydrology of small catchment rivers of southern Western Ghats, India. 7th International Groundwater Conference on Groundwater Vision-2030, 11-13 Dec, 2017, New Delhi.

Membership in Professional Bodies

  1. Life Member, Indian Association of Hydrologists, NIH, Roorkee.


  1. Rajat Kr Sharma, S B Goswami, Sarita tiwari and S C Kar 2015: Evaluation of Daily Rainfall-Runoff Simulations in Narmada River Basin: INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF EARTH SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING 8(3):1123-1132.JULY 2015.
  2. Aradhana Yaduvanshi, Rajat Kr Sharma, Sarat C.Kar, Anand K. Sinha: Rainfall-runoff simulations of extreme monsoon rainfall events in a tropical river basin of India: Natural Hazards Nat Hazards (2018) 90: 843
  3. K. Sreelash, Rajat Kr Sharma, J.A. Gayathri, B. Upendra, K. Maya and D. Padmalal (Nov, 2018) Impact of rainfall variability on river hydrology: a case study of southern Western Ghats, India. Journal of Geological Society of India 92 (5), 548-554



  1. Modelling of Changing Water Cycle and Climate at NCMRWF, MoES, Noida. (from June 2015-Jan 2016)
  2. Hydrology and Bio-geochemical characteristics of Peninsular River Basins (2016, Ongoing at NCESS).
  3. National Network Project on Assessment of Regional Hydrological Systems using Space Borne Gravity Observations: Work Package: Assimilation of space-borne gravity observation into hydrologic models. Investigator – Dr. S C Kar, Rajat Kumar Sharma (CSIR-NGRI, Dept. of Science and Technology, 2019-2022).