Dr. Purushottam Kumar Garg | GBPNIHE

Dr. Purushottam Kumar Garg

Scientist C

,Ladakh Regional Centre

Contact: (01982) 256202(O)

Area of Specialization


Remote sensing


  • Graduation (B.Sc.) in Geology, Botany, Chemistry from Awadhesh Pratap Singh University, Rewa, Madhya Pradesh in 2007
  • Post-Graduation (M.Sc.) in Remote sensing & GIS from Mahatma Gandhi Chitrakoot Gramodaya University, Satna, Madhya Pradesh in 2009
  • Ph.D. in Remote sensing Glaciology from Wadia Institute of Himalayan Geology, Dehradun & University of Jammu, Jammu & Kashmir in 2019


Multiparametric glacier assessment

Supraglacial debris cover

Epiglacial morphology


Digital Image processing

Work Experience


Research & Development

GB Pant National Institute of Himalayan Environment, Ladakh Regional Centre, Leh, Ladakh UT

04/04/2022-Till Date

National Post-Doctoral Fellow

Research & Development

Indian Institute of Technology Indore, Simrol, Indore, Madhya Pradesh


JTO/Research Associate

Technical, Research & Development

Wadia Institute of Himalayan Geology, Dehradun, Uttarakhand


DR/Junior Research Fellow

Technical, Research & Development

Forest Survey of India, Dehradun, Uttarakhand & Shimla, Himachal Pradesh


Awards / Recognition


University Gold Medal in Post-Graduation (M.Sc. Remote Sensing and GIS) by securing first position in the class in 2009

Science and Engineering Research Board (SERB) International Travel Support (ITS) to attend International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium 2017 (IGARSS- 2017) at Fort Worth, Texas, USA in 2017

IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Society Travel Award to attend International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium 2017 (IGARSS- 2017) at Fort Worth, Texas, USA in 2017

Roland Schlich award from the European Geosciences Union (EGU) in 2019

Qualified National Testing Agency, University Grants Commission, National Eligibility Test (NTA-UGC-NET) June 2020

National Post-Doctoral Fellowship (NPDF) 2020 by the Science and Engineering Research Board, Department of Science and Technology, Government of India to pursue research at Indian Institute of Technology Indore (IIT-Indore)

Dr. D.S. Kothari Post-Doctoral Fellowship 2021 by University Grants Commission, Government of India to pursue research at Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU)

Best Research Paper Award 2022 by Wadia Institute of Himalayan Geology, Dehradun

Research Interests

Broad Subject Area Specialization Sector
Earth Sciences Glaciology Environmental Studies
Spatial Sciences Remote sensing & GIS R&D


Sl.No. Category Numbers
Peer Reviewed Papers 22
Popular article 1
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Technical Skills
  • Instruments : GPS, D-GPS, Heucke Steam‚Äźdriven Ice Drill
  • Softwares : ESRI ArcGIS, ERDAS Imagine, ENVI

Extra curricular activities

  • Hobbies:    Mountain Trekking, Cooking, Adventure camping, Poetry, Writing, Travelling
  • Sports:        Badminton, Swimming

Dr. Purushottam Kumar Garg   garg.glacio@gmail.com     pk.garg@gbpihed.nic.in