Sandhya Rao

NAME AND POSITION:

Dr Sandhya Rao, Executive Director
INRM Consultants Pvt Ltd
C-23, First Floor Front, Hauz Khas
New Delhi 110 016

QUALIFICATIONS:

Ph. D., Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi, New Delhi, 1995
M. Tech. Geophysics, University of Roorkee, Roorkee U. P., 1980
B.Sc., University of Mysore, Karnataka, 1977

PROFESSION:

Remote sensing and GIS Expert

DATE OF BIRTH

7th May 1956

Key Experience :

  • Involved with a UNDP-DST sponsored project on "GIS Based Technologies for Local Level Planning" since 1996. The group at IIT, Delhi was entrusted with the responsibility of looking after the Water resources aspect of the integrated watershed management. During this period I have been involved as Senior project engineer  in:
  • Relational Database design for watershed management using case tools
  • Interface development for spatial database management and querying using RAD tools
  • Developing and implementing distributed Simulation models for Water resources using RAD and GIS technologies
  • Web Based GIS application development using OpenGIS and Internet MapObject Server
  • Team Leader for GIS Based Planning and Management System for Coffee Board, Coffee Board, Development of Low cost GIS based application for coffee plantation management with Data entry module, Query/search Module with GIS and Budgetary and progress reports Generation Module- Project implementation year 2002

Employment Record :

2002 – till date

INRM Consultants, New Delhi

Executive Director

Oct 1996 – Mar 2002

Civil Engineering Department, IIT Delhi

Sr. Project Engineer

DST sponsored project entitled GIS based Water resources management in Watershed decision support system

Nov 1994 – Oct 1996

Civil Engineering Department, IIT Delhi

Project Associate

DST sponsored project on ‘Modeling Water Logging due to Canal Irrigation’: Developing spatio - temporal models and calibrating using Image processing/GIS tools.

1987 – 1994

Civil Engineering Department, IIT Delhi

Research Scholar

Modeling of heavy metal uptake by plant roots, in unsaturated porous media (nonlinear coupled mass balance equation with mass transport equation)

Sept 1982 – Apr 1984

Inst. of Reservoir Studies ONGC, Chandkheda, Ahmedabad

Assistant Director (Res.)

Worked with Reservoir modeling group associated with preparing techno-economic feasibility of various oil fields.

Mar 1982 – Sept 1982

Dept. of Space, ISRO HQ., Bangalore

Scientific Assistant ‘C’

Worked with the Remote Sensing Group on feasibility study of satellite data for various applied field like agriculture, water resources, forestry etc.

May 1981 – Feb 1982

National Geophysical Research Institute, Uppal, Hyderabad

JRF

Worked with Simulation Studies Group on Modeling of ground water system using finite element method.

Mar 1981 – Apr 1981

Centre for Earth Sciences Studies, Trivandrum

SRF,

Worked in the project on ‘Impact of multipurpose river hydel project’ with special reference to micro seismic activity associated with Iddukki reservoir.

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