Ranchi, Jharkhand | February | 03, 2017 :: IIM Ranchi hosted its second session of Leadership Speak Series named “Aarohan” on Friday February 03, 2017 Ranchi Agriculture College Auditorium, Birsa Agriculture University, Kanke, Ranchi. The Idea of this series is to invite Role Models across various fields to come and address the IIM Ranchi community particularly the students. The series provides an opportunity for the students to interact with the best of minds from various fields to promote intellectual growth and stimulation.
The speaker of the Leadership Series was Dr. Y.V.N Krishna Murthy, Director, National Remote Sensing Centre, ISRO.
Brief details about the speaker:
Dr. Krishna Murthy is Distinguished Scientist in ISRO and currently working as Director, National Remote Sensing Centre (NRSC) and he is responsible for Earth Observation Satellite Data Acquisition, Processing and dissemination of its applications.
Earlier he has worked as Scientific Secretary, ISRO. Dr. Krishna Murthy is spearheading the major policy level functions in respect of (i) planning of ISRO’s programmes for near and far future, as the Member Secretary to the ISRO Council; (ii) evolving national policies for space technology development and space applications programme; (iii) developing public private partnership for ISRO’s production programme; (iv) International co-operation; (v) human resource management, leadership development in ISRO and (vi) enabling public outreach of Indian Space Programme.
He has significantly contributed for more than 3 decades in promoting geoinformatics for natural resource management and extending its use at grass root level. His contribution in developing innovative methodologies by integrating high technology geospatial information into conventional methods has greatly facilitated the ultimate assimilation of such inputs by the concerned including technocrats, bureaucrats, NGOs and end-user community, for various thematic applications. For easy access and dissemination of geospatial products and services at the village level, he has designed and implemented various indigenous customized software packages using open source tools.
He also contributed for operational programs, research & development, capacity building and technology promotion in various disciplines of applied sciences and geospatial technology.
He has about 175 technical papers and 150 technical reports to his credit. He has guided 5 Ph.D. scholars and guided nearly 25 customized, open source software tools. He has been conferred with awards like “Hari Om Ashram Prerit Dr. Vikram Sarabhai Research Award” (2003), “Indian Society of Geomatics award” (2009), “ISRO Team Excellence Award (2009)” and “Astronautical Society of India Team Achievement Award” (2009), for his innovative contributions and outstanding achievements in the field of Space Applications.