2016-2022Ph.D. in Environmental Sciences (Glaciology)Jawaharlal Nehru University, New DelhiModeling of mass and energy balance and boundary processes of Chhota Shigri glacier in northern IndiaSupervisor: AL. Ramanathan; One year stay at FAU, Germany under DAAD Fellowhsip (Mentor: Matthias Braun)
2014-2016M.Phil. in Environmental Sciences (Glaciology)Jawaharlal Nehru University, New DelhiIntegrating glacier mass loss and climate in Lahaul and Spiti region, western Himalayas: field based measurementsSupervisor: AL. Ramanathan
2011-2013M.Sc. in Environmental SciencesJawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi--
2008-2011B.Sc. in Botany (Hons.)Precidency College (Calcutta University), Kolkata--

Work Experiences

Mar 2022-currentPostdoctoral FellowInterdisciplinary Centre for Water Research, IISc, BangalorePostdoctoral Project: Glacier-climate interaction in the Ladakh and Karakoram region
Feb 2021-Jul 2021Senior Research FellowJawaharlal Nehru University, New DelhiMoES funded project: Glacier mass balance and volume of the Bhaga Basin, India
Aug 2013-Jul 2014Junior Research FellowJawaharlal Nehru University, New DelhiGLACINDIA funded by Norway (RCN)-India (DST)

Courses and Trainings

2020Glacier mass balance modelling using R at ICIMODKathmandu
20182nd SCAR Summer School on Polar GeodesySt. Petersburg
2015Cryosphere modeling courseOslo
2014Karthaus Summer School on Ice Sheets and Glaciers in the Climate SystemKarthaus

Scholarships and Awards

YearScholarships and Awards
2022Institution of Eminence (IoE) Postdoctoral Fellowship, Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru
2021EGU22 Early Career Scientist’s Travel Support (ECSTS)
2020Best Student Presenter at the UKIERI-WEIGH Conference (IIT-Bombay & University of Bristol)
2017-18DAAD Research Grants – Bi-nationally Supervised Doctoral Degrees in Germany (at the Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg)
2017International Association of Cryospheric Sciences (IACS) Travel Grant for IGS-IACS-CliC International Symposium, Wellington
2017CSIR Foreign Travel Grant, Govt. of India
2016Best Student Poster at the On Thin Ice Conference (GLACINDIA Workshop)
2014-17Rajiv Gandhi National Fellowship (UGC), Govt. of India
2014International Travel Support by SERB, Govt. India

Computer Skills

Programming/CodingR, Python, UNIX-environment
Data analysis/GISQGIS, ArcGIS
Climate data handlingCDO
Image processing/GeodesyAmes Stereo Pipeline (ASP)

Media and Blogs

YearBlog/Media article
2020Suno India Podcast on When the Ice Melts, link
2020Mongabay media article on my published paper: How glaciers in the western Himalayas are reacting differently to climate change and human activities, link
2016EGU Image of the Week (CR Division), link

Professional activities

2020-currentEGUsphere moderator
2018Session Co-convener (EGU 2018), Communicating geoscience to the media
Reviewed Journal Articles forClimate Dynamics, International Journal of Climatology, Frontiers in Earth Science – Cryospheric Sciences, The Cryosphere
Group ReviewerIPCC Second Order Draft WG II-2021


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GermanA2 level

Field Glaciology Experiences

SiteDescription of fieldwork
Himalaya> 20 times to Chhota Shigri Glacier, Western Himalayas for my M.Phil and PhD projects (mass/energy balance, ice velocity, AWS maintenance)
Svalbard, ArcticTwo expeditions to Svalbard glaciers, Vestre Brogerbreen and Feringbreen, for field campaign as a part of Indian Arctic Expeditions
Other in HimalayaVisited several glaciers in the Ladakh (Stok and Suru), Himachal Pradesh (Patsio, Panchi-II and Bara Shigri) and Sikkim (Onglakhthang) to support others


Full list of publications is available under the Publication Page (top menu). Key publications below: