Dr. Jayaraman Venkatakrishnan

Satish Dhawan Professor, ISRO, Indian Space Research Organisation

Areas of Interest:

Spacecraft Systems; Systems Engineering; Project Management; Earth Observation; Remote Sensing: Disaster Risk Reduction; Weather & Climate; Poverty Alleviation; sustainable Development; Village Resource Centres


Electronics & Communication; Spacecraft Systems Engineering; Remote Sensing; Space-based applications

Consultancy Areas:

Spacecraft Systems Design; Project management; Configuration Management; Remote Sensing & GIS Application in Natural Resources Management, Disaster Risk Reduction & Sustainable Livelihood


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Major Professional Contributions:

Was electronics system designer of X-Ray astronomy payload for India’s first satellite, Aryabhata. Later, contributed significantly in the areas of systems engineering and mission management for Bhaskara and IRS missions. Held many important positions in ISRO including Director, National Remote Sensing Centre, Hyderabad. With vast exposure to imaging sensors & radiative transfer characteristics, worked towards better understanding of the complex electromagnetic interactions with land surface processes using satellite remote sensing, and contributed towards harnessing its benefits to address fundamental societal issues viz., poverty alleviation, food security, natural resources assets building, disaster management and sustainable livelihood through various assignments.

Professional Experience:

  • Director, Earth Observations System, ISRO (from 1997 till Aug 2008).
  • Programme Director, ISRO Geosphere Biosphere Programme (Sept. 2002 to Aug. 2008).
  • Director, NNRMS-Regional Remote Sensing Service Centres (Sept. 2003 to Aug. 2008).
  • Director, National Remote Sensing Centre (NRSC), ISRO, Hyderabad (Sept. 1, 2008 to April 2011).
  • Satish Dhawan Professor & Senior Advisor (Space Applications) at ISRO Headquarters, Bangalore (from May 2011 till date).


Spacecraft Systems Design; Project Management; Configuration Management & Control; Earth Observation Systems; Remote Sensing & GIS Applications in Natural Resources Assets Building, Disaster Risk Reduction, Climate Change Adaptation & Sustainable Livelihood


Contact Information


Dr. V. Jayaraman
Satish Dhawan Professor,
ISRO Headquarters,
New BEL Road,
Bangalore - 560 231
Phone: +91-80-23510526/+91-80-22172055

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  • B.E. in Electronics and Communication Engineering, College of Engineering, Guindy, University of Madras, India (1971).
  • M.S. in Electrical engineering (by Research), Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, India, 1981.
  • Diploma in Management, All India Management Association, New Delhi, India (1987).
  • PhD in Physics (in Remote Sensing), Bangalore University, India (2000).


Awards and Major Professional Recognitions


Professional Institutional Memberships

  • Fellow, Indian National Academy of Engineering (FINAE); and Member, Governing Council, INAE for 2016-2018.
  • Fellow, AP Akademi of Sciences (FAPAS).
  • Fellow, Indian Society of Remote Sensing (MISRS).
  • Fellow, Institution of Engineers (FIE).
  • Fellow, Institution of Electronics and Telecommunications Engineers (FIETE).
  • Fellow, Indian Geo-physical Union (FIGU).
  • Member, Indian Society of Geomatics (MISG).
  • Member, Astronautical Society of India (MASI).



  • ISRO Performance Excellence Award (2008).
  • Dr. Boon Indrambarya Gold Medal Award in 2009 from Remote Sensing and GIS Association of Thailand (RESGAT).
  • Dr. K. R. Ramanathan Gold Medal from Indian Geophysical Union in 2010.

Link to Website

INAE Section Affiliated To: Section X: Interdisciplinary Engineering and Special Fields

Year of Election to Fellowship: 2009

Year of Birth: 1949