|Name||Dr. M. Ravichandran|
|Date of Birth||18 May, 1965|
Dr. M. Ravichandran has assumed charge as Secretary, Ministry of Earth Sciences (MoES) from 11 Oct 2021.
He obtained his Ph.D degree in Physics from University of Pune. He was Director at NCPOR, Goa (2016-2021). He worked as a Scientist in Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology (ESSO-IITM), Pune (1988 to 1997).
He worked as a Scientist in Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology (ESSO-IITM), Pune (1988 to 1997), at National Institute of Ocean Technology (ESSO-NIOT), Chennai (1997-2001) and at Indian National Centre for Ocean
Information Services (ESSO-INCOIS), Hyderabad (2001-2016) before joining at NCPOR.
|Date Of Joining As Secretary MoES||11 October, 2021|
|Date Of Retirement||31 May, 2025|
|Present organisation||Secretary , Ministry of Earth Sciences (MoES)|
|Present address||Prithvi Bhavan, Lodhi Road, New Delhi 110003|
|Important Positions held:|
|October 11, 2021 onwards||Ministry of Earth Sciences
Prithvi Bhavan, Lodhi Road, New Delhi 110003
|2018-present||Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research (SCAR) of International Science Council (Capacity Building)||Vice-President|
International Arctic Science committee (IASC)
Alternate Delegate-India, Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research (SCAR)
Indian Rep: Council of Managers of National Antarctic Programs
Alternate Delegate-India, Antarctic Treaty System
|2012 to 2016||
Indian Ocean Panel of GOOS/CLIVAR, Climate Research program of WCRP
|2005 to 2016||International Argo Steering Team & Regional Argo Co-ordinator for the Indian Ocean||Member|
|2010- 2017||SIBER (Sustained Indian Ocean Biogeochemical and Ecological Research ) Scientific Steering Committee||Member|
|Editor :||Pre and Applied Geophysics (Atmospheric and Ocean Sciences) (2015 to present)|