The Department of Atmospheric Science was established in 2016 under the School of Earth Sciences. It offers both M. Sc. and Ph. D. programs. The objectives of the programs are to promote interdisciplinary research in science and technology. It encompasses numerical modeling of atmosphere and ocean, climate modeling, monsoons, and high impact severe weather forecasting to understand its physical and social consequences. The department is developing collaborations at National and International levels.
Sustainable Development through Excellence in Education, Innovation, and Performative Societal Change.
To create and sustain an inclusive environment that inspires students to undertake an intellectually challenging, socially engaging, and transformative learning experience.
To develop an ecosystem for research and innovation wherein individual potential can be harnessed to provide sustainable solutions for global concerns.
To impart value-based holistic education and develop resilient and skilled human resources that contributes to nation building.
Sailient Features of Department
Thrust Areas: Numerical Modeling of Atmospheric and Oceanic Processes; Indian Monsoon Studies; Mesoscale Modelling and Data Assimilation; Remote Sensing of the Atmosphere; Desert Meteorology; Atmospheric Chemistry; Climate Change Studies
Instrumentation Facilities: Department has state of art facilities like meteorological observatory (Anemometer, Barometer, Pyranometer, Lightning Detectors), Atmospheric Chemistry Laboratory (Gas Chromatography with thermal desorption,, portable ozone analyzer, aethalometer), Computation and Simulation Laboratory (High end workstations with server)
Internship: Summer internship in reputed organizations like India Meteorological Department; National Centre for Medium Range Weather Forecasting; Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology, Physical Research Laboratory, National Centre for Earth Science Studies, Indian National Centre for Ocean Information Services, National Institute of Oceanography.
Placement & Higher Studies: University of Albany USA, IISERs, IITs, NITs, Central and State Universities, SRM University, NIO Goa, PRL Ahmedabad, CSIR Fourth Paradigm Institute, Centre for Water Resource and Development Management, TERI, IARI, Humanitarian Aid International, etc.
Sponsored Research Projects: Asia Pacific Network for Global Change Research, Ministry of Earth Sciences, Indian Space Research Organization, Department of Science and Technology, University Grant Commission, Ministry of Water Resources.
Collaborations & MoUs: University of Dhaka (Bangladesh); Max Plank Institute for Chemistry (Germany), University of Leeds (United Kingdom); Kyoto University, Kagawa University Japan, Kio University, Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (Japan), Asian Institute of Technology (Thailand); Thuyloi University (Vietnam); University of Miami (USA); University of Gothenburg (Sweden); India Meteorological Department, Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology, National Centre for Medium Range Weather Forecasting (India).