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About the Chancellor

From the Chancellor's Desk
Dr. Shailesh Nayak,
Chancellor, TERI SAS


Dr. SHAILESH NAYAK (born August 21, 1953), a PhD in Geology from M. S. University of Baroda (1980) is a versatile person with a distinguished career and proven track record of 29 years at Indian Space Research Organisation(1977-2006) and Indian National Centre for Ocean Information Services (May, 2006-August, 2008). He is a former Secretary of Ministry of Earth Sciences, Indian Government between August 2008 and August 2015. He served as the interim Chairman of ISRO between 31 December 2014 and 11 January 2015.

He was awarded the National Mineral Award for the year 2005 and the Indian National Remote Sensing Award for the year 1994. He is recognized as Ph.D. Guide by five universities and currently five students are carrying out research under his guidance. He was Member of the editorial board of the Indian Journal of Marine Science and currently one of the editors of Geospatial Today.

He is the President, Indian Society of Remote Sensing, Dehradun. He was the President, International Society of Photogrammetric and Remote Sensing (ISPRS), Technical Commission (TC) IV on ‘Geo-databases and Digital Mapping’ for the term 2004-08. He has represented ISRO at the International Ocean Colour Coordinating Group and International Global Observation Strategy-Coastal theme. He has published about 70 papers in International and National journals and atlases.

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