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. 

Preamble:

The Department of Atmospheric Science, Central University of Rajasthan was established in 2016 under the School of Earth Sciences with a 2 year M.Sc. program in Atmospheric Science. The Department now also offers Ph. D. in Atmospheric Science from the academic year 2017-18. The department is developing collaborations at National and International levels. Guest faculties are invited from Indian Institute of Technologies, India Meteorological Department, National Center for Medium Range Weather Forecasting, Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology, Space Application Center, and other reputed institutions.

The objective of the programme is to promote interdisciplinary research in cutting-edge science & technology and public services. It encompasses numerical modeling of atmosphere and ocean, monsoon studies, high impact severe weather forecasting, air pollution, land-air-sea interaction, and climate change to understand its physical and social consequences. This new postgraduate program provides exposure to the students to a wide array of General circulation modeling from global to cloud resolving scale, regional climate modeling, monsoon and associated phenomena, thunderstorms and cyclones, air pollution modeling, aerosol-climate interactions. The programme will also develop a strong research and capacity building in the area of atmospheric and climate science.

If you are curious about nature, especially the weather and climatic changes, and wonder why clouds look different today or

about the humidity, then Atmospheric Science (Meteorology) is the career most suited for you, which in turn will clear all your doubts.

Meteorology is referred to as the science of atmosphere. Those who specialize in the field of meteorology are called Meteorologists or Climatologists or Atmospheric scientists. The main task of a meteorologist is to collect and analyze information on atmospheric conditions. A meteorologist is responsible for forecasting the weather by measuring temperature, humidity, pressure, wind speed, rainfall and air quality using various equipments like rain gauge, anemometer, thermometer, barometer and so on. Now there are more complex observing techniques using satellites, radars and other remote sensing technology. The field involves research, teaching, consulting and forecasting. It is concerned with the physical, dynamical and chemical state of the Earth’s atmosphere and interactions between the atmosphere and the Earth’s surface including oceans.

There are number of branches in meteorology in which specialization can be sought. They are: Climatology, Dynamic Meteorology, Physical Meteorology, Synoptic meteorology, Agricultural Meteorology, Applied Meteorology, Aviation meteorology, Satellite meteorology, Radar meteorology, Atmospheric modeling, Numerical Weather Prediction, Hydro-meteorology, etc. Career aspirants in this field must be good at mathematics, physics, and science. Excellent computer skills are a must as meteorology depends on advance technology and softwares. They must also be able to work as a team.

 

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Reference to Diagrams:

1.Earth’s Atmosphere (https://www.pnnl.gov/science/highlights/highlight.asp?id=1474)

2.Atmospheric observations through Satellites (https://www.labsphere.com/about/labsphere/challenges-in-measuring-climat...)

3.Cumulonimbus Cloud (http://forum.toadstool.ru/index.php?/topic/3409-облака/&page=2)

4.Lightnings (https://www.azernews.az/nation/97022.html)

5.Satellite image of a typical Cyclone (http://asianjournal.com/news/el-nino-brings-heavy-storms-floods-to-calif...)

6.NASA’s Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) called global Hawk (https://www.nasa.gov/centers/armstrong/news/FactSheets/FS-098-DFRC.html)

7a.  Upper air measurement by Radiosonde (http://radiosondemuseum.org/what-is-a- radiosonde/)

7b.  Lower tropospheric wind profiler (http://global-sei.com/products/wind-profiler/)

8.Mobile Doppler Weather Radar (http://www.geosciences.ttu.edu/atmo.php)

9.Microwave Radiometer (https://dis.arm.gov/instruments/mwr)

10.Automatic Weather Station (http://www.weather.gov.sg/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/image130.jpg)

11.High Performance Supercomputer (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Supercomputer)

M. Sc. Atmospheric Science

M.Sc. Intake: 30

Eligibility: Bachelor’s degree from a recognized University in any discipline of Science (with Physics as one of the core subject)/Engineering with minimum of 50% marks or equivalent grade in aggregate for general category and 45% or equivalent grade for SC/ST/OBC/PWD /EWS candidates.

 

Doctor of Philosophy

Eligibility: A consistently good academic record possessing a Master’s Degree in Atmospheric Science / Meteorology / Oceanography / Marine Science / Geophysics / Mathematics / Physics / Statistics/ Environmental Sciences / Remote Sensing / Computer Science or in equivalent disciplines in subject concerned or in a cognate / allied subject with minimum of 55% marks or equivalent grade from a recognized University at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels; 5% relaxation in minimum requirement of marks is granted to SC/ST/OBC/PWD/EWS candidates..  

Regular

Dr. Chinmay Mallik

Assistant Professor

Ph.D. (PRL, Ahmedabad), Postdoctoral Research (MPIC, Mainz)

chinmay.mallik@curaj.ac.in

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Dr. Devesh Sharma

Associate Professor and Head

B.E., M.E., D. Engg. (Integrated Water Resources Management)

deveshsharma@curaj.ac.in

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Dr. Jayanti Pal

Assistant Professor

Ph.D

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Dr. Subrat Kumar Panda

Assistant Professor

M.Sc., Ph.D. (IIT Delhi)

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  1. Visualization and Simulation Laboratory

  2. Two Lightening Detectors

  3. Field Observatory (in process)

  

  1. Visualization and Simulation Laboratory
  2. Two Lightening Detectors
  3. Field Observatory

Dr. Devesh Sharma

  1. Collaborative research project under INCCC (MoWR) entitled “Climate Change Impact Studies for Rajasthan (Area of Inland Drainage and Mahi basin). Participating Institutes: MNIT (Jaipur), CURAJ, IIT-Delhi 

  2. Integrated Atmospheric-Hydrological Modeling System to Assess the Impact of Climate Change on Water Resources in the Banas River Basin, Rajasthan (Funding: DST-SERB, From: Feb. 2020 to Feb 2023)

  3. Developing urban-rural partnerships framework to mitigate climate- induced water availability impacts on food, energy and water (FEW) security at the regional level (CRRP2019-FP16-Shaw), APN Funded (Jan 2021 - Dec 2023)

  4. Building capacities for water security assessment in Asian cities (CBA2019-FP17-Babel), APN Funded (Jan 2021 onwards)

 

Dr. Subrat Kumar Panda

  1. Investigation of Changes of Climate and its Extremes in Different Eco-Regions of India, Sponsored by University of Grant Commission-Start-Up (10.0 Lakhs)-Principal Investigator. (2018-2020)

  2. SERB School on “Numerical Modeling & Forecasting of Desert Storms and Cloudburst (NUMCLOUDS), Sponsored by SERB, DST, Govt. of India(16.30 lakhs)--Principal Invesigator, 2019-2020.

  3. Integrated Atmospheric-Hydrological Modeling System to Assess the Impact of Climate Change on Water Resources in the Banas River Basin, Rajasthan, Sponsored by SERB-DST (23.82 Lakhs)--Co-Principal Investigator, PI-Dr. Devesh Sharma, 2020-2023.

  4. Understanding and Prediction of Hot Spots of Severe Thunderstorms and lightning over different regions of India, Sponsored by Ministry of Earth Sciences (MoES), Govt. of India,(84.04 Lakhs),Principal Invesigator2021-2024.

 

Dr. Chinmay Mallik

  1. “Understanding atmospheric ammonia near its global hotspot region” - UGC Start-up Grant (₹10.0 lacs)

  2. “Investigation of natural and anthropogenic hydrocarbons over arid and semi-arid regions in western India: Implications to atmospheric oxidation, agriculture and climate” - DST-SERB (₹33.0 lacs)

 

Dr. Jayanti Pal

  1. UGC-BSR start-up project "Recent Changes in Indian Ocean Dipole in repsonse to the tropical Indian Ocean Sea Surface Temperature Patterns and its Consequences" (July 2020-July 2022)

Achievement Title Attached File

MoU with University and Organizations

  1. University of Dhaka, Bangladesh

  2. Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology, Pune

  3. Indian Meteorological Department, New Delhi

Email id : hod.atmospheric@curaj.ac.in

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Dr. Devesh Sharma: +91-9694667928

Dr. Subrat Kumar Panda: +91-9818450738

Dr. Chinmay Mallik: +91-9724407199