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Dr. V. K. Dadhwal

Dr. Dadhwal obtained his Postgraduate Degree and PhD from Indian Agricultural Research Institute in Plant Physiology. Prior to joining IIST, he was the Director (2011-16) and Associate Director (2010-11) of National Remote Sensing Centre (NRSC), a major Centre of ISRO and had been the Dean of Indian Institute of Remote Sensing (IIRS), Dehradun (2004-2010) and concurrently Director - in - Charge of UN Centre for Space Science and Technology in Asia and the Pacific (2006, 2009-10).

His major achievements are in the area of earth observation applications including developing techniques for crop forecasting using earth observations and while at NRSC realisation of National Geospatial Portal BHUVAN, National Database for Emergency Management (NDEM), National Information System for Climate and Environmental Studies (NICES), Space-based Inputs for Sustainable Development & Planning (SISDP), Water Resource Information System (WRIS), Disaster Management Support Program, etc and in satellite data, acquisition and processing including realization of IMGEOS and ground station at Antarctica.

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