Dr Akhilesh Gupta

Adviser and Head, Climate Change Programme, SPLICE, Department of Science and Technology, Govt. of India, Room No.16B, Technology Bhawan, New Mehrauli Road, New Delhi


Areas of Interest:

Atmospheric sciences, Weather Forecasting, Climate Change, weather and climate modeling, extreme weather events, disaster management .

Specialization:

Weather Forecasting, Climate Change, weather and climate modeling, disaster management

Consultancy Areas:

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Sector Associated With:

R&D

Sectors Interested to Offer Service:

Educational / Academic institutions, R&D Organizations, Government (including funding agencies), Individuals

Major Professional Contributions:

Dr. Akhilesh Gupta as Mission Coordinator of two national missions on the climate change under National Action Plan on Climate Change (NAPCC) viz., (i) National Mission on Strategic Knowledge for Climate Change (NMSKCC) and (ii) National Mission for Sustaining the Himalayan Ecosystem (NMSHE), initiated, developed, formulated and implemented several national level R&D programmes including several Centres of Excellence; major R&D programmes; National Networks; Task Forces, State CC Centres ; human capacity building programmes, Fulbright-Kalam climate fellowships; etc. Coordinated modernization Programme for IMD which led to major improvement in forecasting skill and applications of weather forecasting inputs in several socio-economic sectors. .

Professional Experience:

  • Scientist –G, Dept of science & Technology, New Delhi May2009-Nov 2012
  • Secretary , university Grants Commision, Delhi Nov 2013 onwards
  • Adviser, Minister S& T and ES, Delhi, Jan 2007-May 2009
  • Scientist G/F/D , National Centre for Medium Range Weather Forecasting, Noida, Sept 1994-June 2006

Keywords:

Weather forecasting, climate change, disaster management.

 

Contact Information

Office

Climate Change Programme,
SPLICE, Department of Science and Technology,
Govt. of India, Room No.16B, Technology Bhawan,
New Mehrauli Road,
New Delhi-11 016
Phone: 011-26862512
Mobile: 9810422259
Fax: 011-26862512

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Education

  • B.Sc , Physics, chemistry , Maths, 1981, Lucknow University
  • M.Sc , Physics, 1984, Lucknow University
  • Phd , Atmospheric Sciences, 2000, IIT Delhi

 

Awards and Major Professional Recognitions

  • D. Lit (Honoris (aksa), jagadguru, Rambharracharya Handicapped University, Chitrakut (2013)
  • Fellow Indian Meteorological Society (IMS), 2014
  • Honorary Professor, Amity University, Rajasthan, Jaipur 2015

Link to Website


INAE Section Affiliated X: Interdisciplinary Engineering and Special Fields


Year of Election to Fellowship: 2016


Year of Birth: 1963