Dr. Mrutyunjay Mohapatra

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Name of the Officer:Dr. Mrutyunjay Mohapatra
Date of Birth:12 AUG 1965
Present Affiliation:Director General of Meteorology, India Meteorological Department, Government of India
E mail:directorgeneral.imd@imd.gov.in, dgmmet@gmail.com, m.mohapatra@imd.gov.in
Education Qualifications:M.Sc. (Physics) and Ph.D (Physics)
Areas of specialization
a) Discipline
b) Research and Scientific Publications mainly based on:
i) Weather forecasting & cyclone warning
ii) Cyclonic disturbances
iii) Monsoonal low pressure systems
iv) Heavy rainfall
v) Thunderstorm
vi) Forecast verification

Professional and Research Career:

  • Have over 80 Research Publications to the credit 
  • Director, Regional Meteorological Centre, IMD, Guwahati (2004-2005) Weather forecasting, Climatology, Aviation Meteorology
  • Director, National Weather Forecasting Centre (NWFC) formerly Northern Hemispheric Analysis Centre (NHAC), IMD, New Delhi(2005 - 2010) Weather forecasting and Cyclone Warning
  • Scientist-E, NWFC (Formerly NHAC), IMD, New Delhi (2010 - 2015) Weather forecasting and Cyclone Warning, Disaster management.
  • Scientist-F, NWFC (Formerly NHAC), IMD, New Delhi (2015 - 2016) Weather forecasting, Numerical Weather prediction (NWP) and Cyclone Warning, Disaster management
  • Scientist-G, IMD New Delhi (2016 - 2019) Weather forecasting, Numerical Weather prediction (NWP) and Severe weather warning, Disaster management

Awards & Distinctions:

  • (i)Honorary Doctor of Science from FM University, Balasore, Odisha-2020
  • (ii)Fellow, Indian Meteorological Society, 2019
  • (iii)Fellow, Indian Climate Congress, 2019
  • (iv)Bharat Gaurav Award-2019 by Jai Bharat Foundation, Cuttack Odisha
  • (v)Felicitation by Sh. Naveen Pattanaik, Chief Minister, Odisha for outstanding contribution in disaster management
  • (vi)Satyasai Samman-2019 by Satyasai Charitable and Education Trust, Odisha for distinguished contribution in cyclone forecasting and meteorological applications
  • (vii)Bhumiputra Samman-2020 by the Biplbi Beera Chakradhar Smruti Sansad, Ghanteswar, Odisha for Cyclone Warning Services
  • (viii)Achiever’s Award-2013 for excellence in cyclone warning services to Cyclone Warning Division from India Meteorological Department
  • (ix)Certificate of Merit for Young Scientist Award – 2008 by Ministry of Earth Sciences, for outstanding contribution in the field of atmospheric science and technology.
  • (x)25th Biennial Mausam Award (2008-2009) for the paper, published in MAUSAM
  • (xi)Commendation certificate during 1989 from Defence Research and Development Organisation, for contribution to Integrated Guided Missile Development Programme
  • (xii)Commendation Certificates-2019 and 2020 from various organizations for prediction of cyclone
       • Ganatantrik Nagarik Parishad, Bhadrak Odisha
       • Zila Biju Smriti Committee, Bhadrak Odisha
       • Odisha Forum, New Delhi
       • Retired Employees Association, Bhadrak, Odisha
  • (xiii)Felicitation by Utkal University in recognition to cyclone warning services
  • (xiv)Felicitation by Berhampur University, Odisha for excellence in cyclone warning services
  • (xv)Appreciations received for improvement in cyclone warning services
  • (xvi)Appreciations received globally and nationally from government and non- government agencies including WMO, NDRF, IAF, State Govts for successful predicting of cyclones during 2013-2020

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